Gucci‘s creative designer Frida Giannini has left the fashion house one month before expected after a new chief executive officer took the reigns of the label. It is about Marco Bizzari, he started as CEO this month replacing Patrizio di Marco, former CEO of Gucci and Frida’s partner. “I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contribution that Frida Giannini has made to Gucci’s legacy during her nine-year tenure as creative director,” Bizzarri said.
The men’s and women’s shows will be presented as planned on January 19 and February 25, but for the fashion watchers Frida Giannini won’t show up to take her final round of applause.
Rumours about Frida’s potential substitutes have already started to circulate, and first up is Alessandro Michele, currently the head accessories designer of the Italian label. Others presume a comeback of Tom Ford, and wish it i guess, for the designer, after ruling the fashion house for a decade ( 1994-2004), defined an era for Gucci and created the empire that is today. You can’t go wrong with Tom Ford in charge at Gucci, but having already a personal label worth nearly a billion pounds, marrying his partner Richard Buckley and having Alexander, their two-year-old son, i wonder if he would even say yes to a project of this scale. But when it comes to Tom Ford anything is possible.