I’m Proud, Honoured, Touched and Excited: Sabato De Sarno About His New Role at Gucci

Gucci and Kering luxury group announced that fashion designer Sabato De Sarno will assume the role of Creative Director for the Gucci luxury House.

Sabato De Sarno is the new Creative Director for the @Gucci luxury House

In his new role, Sabato De Sarno will lead Gucci’s Design Studio reporting to Marco Bizzarri, President and CEO of Gucci, with the responsibility for defining and expressing fashion House’s creative vision across the women’s, men’s, leather goods, accessories and lifestyle collections.

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. De Sarno’s vast realm of experience includes design roles at Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Annapurna cashmere manufacturer, and Prada.

Sabato De Sarno said: “I am deeply honored 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.”

“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.” – Marco Bizzarri, President and CEO of Gucci.

“One hundred and two years after Guccio Gucci opened his first store in Florence, Gucci remains one of the most iconic, prominent and influential luxury houses in the world. With Sabato De Sarno at the creative helm, we are confident that the House will continue both to influence fashion and culture through highly desirable products and collections, and to bring a singular and contemporary perspective to modern luxury.” – François-Henri Pinault, Chairman & CEO of Kering.

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