The way someone organizes and decorates his desk reveals who this person is. Or so they say. Let’s take a look into the office of Alessandro Michele, creative director of Gucci. Who is this man and how does the workplace of this intriguing designer look like?
After the abrupt departure of Frida Giannini with her partner and ex-CEO Patrizio di Marco, the relatively unknown Alessandro Michele is appointed new creative director of the Italian luxury house in January 2015. The assignment: to get Gucci back on track. Michele is given carte blanche, veering off in a completely different direction. With great success. The daring, eccentric creations are an instant success. And within the same year, Michele is awarded the International Designer Award at the British Fashion Awards. A year later, he receives the International Award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Alessandro Michele is born in Rome on January the first, 1972. His father is a technician at the Italian airline company Alitalia, his mother works in the film industry at Rank Films as an assistant to an executive. From his mother, he inherited a penchant for art and all things beautiful what makes him decide to study at the prestigious Accademia di Costume e di Moda in Rome.
After taking up different kinds of jobs, from newsagent to manual worker, he begins his fashion career with Les Copains in Bologna, followed by Fendi, to finally join Gucci in 2002 where he holds a variety of different roles behind the scenes, from head of accessories to assistant to former head designer Frida Giannini. This is paid content. To read the full story, go to BECOME A MEMBER and choose.