Michele left Gucci in November 2022, and will succeed Pierpaolo Piccioli, who left Valentino in March after 25 years with the brand.

Joining the Gucci design studio in 2002, after a stint at Fendi as Senior Accessories Designer, Michele rose through the ranks before becoming Creative Director in 2015.

Last year, Gucci owner Kering acquired 30% of Valentino for €1.7 billion and has an option to buy 100% of the brand’s capital by 2028.

Source: WWD