Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele has officially resigned from his position after eight years.
The news was announced by the luxury house’s parent company, Kering, who credited the 49-year-old designer to have played a “fundamental part in making the brand what it is today.”
The conglomerate's chairman and CEO, François-Henri Pinault, also released a statement following the announcement where he acknowledged Michele’s contribution to the luxury house and said, “The road that Gucci and Alessandro walked together over the past years is unique and will remain as an outstanding moment in the history of the House... His passion, his imagination, his ingenuity, and his culture put Gucci center stage, where its place is.”
During the tenure of his career, Michele collaborated with a number of A-list celebrities, including Harry Styles and Billie Eilish.
"There are times when paths part ways because of the different perspectives each one of us may have. Today an extraordinary journey ends for me, lasting more than twenty years, within a company to which I have tirelessly dedicated all my love and creative passion,” Michele said in a statement of his own on Wednesday.
"During this long period Gucci has been my home, my adopted family," he said, adding: "Together with them I have wished, dreamed, imagined," he added.