Ex Gucci Boss to Join Dolce & Gabbana
Fashion world shake-ups are always interesting to follow, and we’ve got the latest on this new appointment. Following in the footsteps of his trusted colleague Diana Zanetto, Patrizio Di Marco will be joining the coveted fashion house, founded by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Patrizio is to be responsible for handling the company's long rumoured IPO.
The 53-year-old CEO has a portfolio of working in senior roles with prestigious designer houses including Prada, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Venetta and Celine, where he served as Chairman and Chief Executive. Patrizio was in charge at Gucci for six years, leaving his role in 2014 at the same time as his now-wife Frida Giannini departed from her position as creative director of the brand.
Di Marco proved a success at Gucci after more than tripling the sales for Kering, the French holding company that owns Gucci, since he joined in 1999. Let’s hope he can bring similar success to Milan based Dolce & Gabbana in his new role, and boost their growth following their recent decline in profits.