Sabato De Sarno takes top Gucci job

Sabato De Sarno takes top Gucci job

Sabato De Sarno takes top Gucci job

Luxury fashion house Gucci has appointed Valentino senior executive Sabato De Sarno as its new creative director.

17th April 2023

He will present his debut runway collection at Milan Women’s Fashion Week in September 2023.

In his new role, he will lead Gucci’s Design Studio across the women’s, men’s, leather goods, accessories and lifestyle collections.

Sabato De Sarno was raised in Naples, Italy. He began his career at Prada in 2005, then moved to Dolce & Gabbana, before joining Valentino in 2009, where he worked is way up to the position of Fashion Director, overseeing both men’s and women’s collections.

Marco Bizzarri, President and CEO of Gucci, said: “I am delighted that Sabato will join Gucci as the House’s new Creative Director, one of the most influential roles in the luxury industry. Having worked with a number of Italy’s most renowned luxury fashion houses, he brings with him a vast and relevant experience.

“I am certain that through Sabato’s deep understanding and appreciation for Gucci’s unique legacy, he will lead our creative teams with a distinctive vision that will help write this exciting next chapter, reinforcing the House’s fashion authority while capitalizing on its rich heritage.”

Sabato De Sarno said: “I am deeply honoured to take on the role as Creative Director of Gucci. I am proud to join a House with such an extraordinary history and heritage, that over the years has been able to welcome and cherish values I believe in. I am touched and excited to contribute my creative vision for the brand.”