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Gucci Confirms Alessandro Michele as Creative Director

Alessandro Michele closing out a runway show

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Gucci has finally come forward today to appoint Alessandro Michele as its new creative director. The announcement was expected and though the list of rumored heirs to Frida Giannini’s vacated seat included names like Riccardo Tisci and Peter Dundas, Gucci decided to hire from within and put its former accessories designer at the helm of the label.

Michele led the Gucci design team in making several last-minute changes to its men’s collection, which showed on Monday. The women’s Fall 2015 offering will be the designer’s first official collection as creative director.

[via WWD]