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12-12-2014
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lol it was about time. comes about a few years too late, but better than never. Now those rumors about her leaving and tisci taking her place gain a bit credibility, but i still find it very hard to believe

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She is leaving Gucci after 14 years and the brand was not influencial for at least 8 years. She did some good things and some bad things but she wasn't right for the job, even if her accessories were good.
I wonder what she will do next. She can do Saint Laurent better than Hedi!

IMO, Gucci needs to move on from the Tom Ford years...even more now that he is doing womenswear again. It can be still sexy but in a different way. I don't want someone like Frida who was looking into his archives. FW2014 was her version of his FW1995.
NO ALTUZARRA! NO PROENZA SCHOULER! NO, NO, NO! For god sake!

Marco de Vicenzo can do Gucci. He is young and creative. His work is slightly sexy. He can be inspired by the TF years and bring something new. Or Matthieu Blazy.
A change is always good in fashion!

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"Customers switch to labels they perceive to be more exclusive"
I never thought that Gucci was any less exclusive than say Louis Vuitton, the monogrammed merchandise both seem to be ubiquitous. I don't think they're gonna return to a tom ford era if they want to maintain an exclusive air for the brand, but then again they're not gonna go with Frida's approach either. I wonder what the new direction will be, but it's nice to hear that they want more creativity because the fashion world is in desperate need of new blood.

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Well I, for one, think it's quite sad that she's leaving. She had ups and down but overall I think her collections were classy and from good quality (as it appeared).
Besides, i'm sooooo bored by that "I miss Tom Ford at Gucci"... Did anyone see the collections at his own label? They're tacky as hell and get lots of negative comments.

Gucci is a classy brand, not a sexy brand.

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i really loved her latest collections, bit of a shame but excited to see what happens next and where she will go

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Amazing news...I wonder who will replace her?
1.Riccardo Tisci
2.Joseph Altuzarra
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Not surprised at all, her lastest collections didn't sizzle. Curious who's going to be the next one at Gucci. If I look at Dior and YSL I'm a bit reluctant for new designers, because the first collections can be nice but after that it can be quite the same boring repetitive stuff.

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She did a lot of good for the brand, and steered it for so long. Shame that lately the sales have been bad, because i liked her last few collections.

Tisci would make no sense for Gucci, and why would he leave a great job he has now?

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What a Christmas present this is !!! This is honestly some of the most welcomed news I have hard this entire year ! It's about time they dropped her as she is not a designer for luxury goods. I completely get the "not exclusive" comment as it feels a bit more pedestrian than Louis Vuitton in all of its efforts to be this brand that caters to the normal. That's not what luxury brands are for, though.

Gucci has had a huge image crisis ever since Tom Ford left and I am happy and hoping that someone qualified will turn this sinking ship around. With John Galliano back and Frida out, I feel I can be interested in fashion once again ! SO happy.

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Rumors were true! I couldn't be happier.

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Amazing news...I wonder who will replace her?
1.Riccardo Tisci
2.Joseph Altuzarra
There were serious rumors about Riccardo, but as someone said it makes no sense at all. I would be very weird since his look is already beyonooond burnt.

And Altuzarra would be worse than Wang at Balenciaga. That boy has zero talent. Plus, considering how much he loves Tom Ford and how much Joseph has copied him in the past (and how bad at it he was), it would be a nonsense also. I shouldn't forget fashion is a complete nonsense as of late, though.

I really can't imagine who'll get Frida's job. I think Gucci wants a star... SL, Céline and LV hired a star designer and those are the 'brands of the moment'.

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Names that have been floated as possible replacements include Givenchy’s much-feted Riccardo Tisci. Earlier this year he denied ever speaking to Gucci about the job, but his potential appointment has the luxury industry rubbing its hands with glee thanks to its dramatic Capulets and Montagues implications: Last year, Kering’s biggest rival, LVMH, appointed the former Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière as artistic director of Louis Vuitton. Since Balenciaga is a Kering brand, and Givenchy an LVMH name, a Tisci steal would provide some nice payback.

Then there’s the young New York designer Joseph Altuzarra, who sold a minority stake in his house to Kering last year, and who was named the women’s wear designer of the year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America last June. However, the size of his business compared to Gucci (he only has about 10 full-time employees compared to Gucci’s thousands, as well as his lack of men’s wear experience at a time when men’s wear is the focus of many luxury brands, mitigate against his appointment.

Of course, Kering could always look to its own design team, as it did with the appointment of Ms. Giannini, though that would not provide the same much-needed excitement as an outside name.

Meanwhile, there is another important facet to Ms. Giannini’s departure that has been overlooked in the excitement about What Next: Mr. Pinault’s statement that Ms. Giannini “has been the sole creative director of Gucci for close to a decade. This is a remarkable accomplishment, considering the level and breadth of responsibility of overviewing all the aspects related to product and image for such a global brand during such a long period of time.”

In fact, in the past designers stayed at brands for much longer. Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent at his own brand — all were or have been at the top of their respective houses for multiple decades, not just one.

What Mr. Pinault seems to be saying, by contrast, is that in this brave new ultra-competitive world of luxury that may no longer be the case. Certainly, looking at the musical chairs of today’s new generation of designers, he seems to be right. But that is the first time I have ever heard a group chief executive articulate the new reality.

Whomever takes Ms. Giannini’s place would do well to take note.


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Amazing news...I wonder who will replace her?
1.Riccardo Tisci
2.Joseph Altuzarra
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I would not be happy with either. Tisci is not right as he is feeling very repetitive lately and adding in another brand would deplete his creativity even more.

Altuzarra is not right as he does not understand luxury from what I can tell. His designs are only somewhat pleasing on the surface, but they lack depth and originality.

I honestly do not know WHO could properly take over Gucci. This is so exciting !

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Thank goodness, the house has not been good for years, and has been suffering a total identity crisis. Please bring back the Gucci femme fatale!

ETA: F no to Altuzarra, get the heck out of here He can't even do good work at his own line.

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Good and a bit sad! Frida did her job for as long as she can, all things run there course. The rumor of Joseph Altuzarra floating around isn't good at all. Why do they want someone as young as he is?

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