New Chapter for Valentino: Alessandro Michele Takes the Helm

The 2025 vision of Valentino by newly appointed creative director.


Alessandro Michele has been appointed as the fresh creative director for Valentino, commencing his tenure on Tuesday, April 2nd.



His inaugural showcase under the Valentino banner is slated for the Spring/Summer 2025 season, with plans to unveil the collection during September's Paris Fashion Week, undoubtedly the highlight of the week.

All roads lead to Rome

Expressing his gratitude for the opportunity, Michele showed his deep sense of honor and the profound responsibility he feels in joining a Maison de Couture renowned for its commitment to beauty, elegance, and refinement



He will be working at the exquisite Valentino studio located in Palazzo Mignanelli, a stone's throw away from Rome's iconic Spanish Steps, undertaking the task of crafting couture collections for the first time in his career.

Strategic excellence and corporate strength

In contemplating his new role, Michele expressed hope and joy, a sentiment shared by Valentino's CEO, Jacopo Venturini, with whom he had previously collaborated at Gucci. Michele's immersion into Valentino's rich heritage and aesthetic codes marks a significant juncture, as he delves into the brand's cultural and symbolic legacy.

Founded in 1960 by Valentino Garavani and his partner Giammetti, the House of Valentino has established itself as a symbol of romanticism in fashion, spanning both women's and men's wear.

Michele's appointment follows the departure of Pierpaolo Piccioli, who helmed the brand for over a decade with remarkable success.



Reports indicate that Michele's affiliation with Valentino brings him back into the orbit of the Kering Group, the conglomerate that owns Gucci. With Valentino's acquisition by the investment firm Mayhoola in 2012 and subsequent developments including a recent partial sale to Kering, the brand's trajectory is poised for transformation under Michele's creative stewardship.

Valentino's pathway to a renewed horizon

Michele's artistic vision, characterized by inclusivity and intellectual depth, promises to redefine Valentino's classical expression of beauty.

Having significantly bolstered Gucci's fortunes during his tenure, Michele's arrival at Valentino has generated immense anticipation within the fashion industry

His debut collection in 2025 is eagerly awaited, signaling a new chapter of innovation and elegance for the storied House of Valentino.