Gucci’s First Eveningwear Collection
On Saturday, November 4th, Gucci released its first eveningwear collection. Gucci’s new creative director, Sabato De Sarno, designed the collection titled “Ancora Notte.” The drop featured chic gowns, two-piece sets, new Jackie 1961 mini shoulder bags, and gold statement accessories. The clothes had their debut at the 2023 LACMA Art + Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Guests had an intimate performance by Lenny Kravitz and appearances from other stars such as A$AP Rocky and Julia Garner.
The clothes draped beautifully on models such as Abbey Lee, Nyajuok Gatdet, Mariacarla Boscono, Vittoria Ceretti, Fadia Ghaab, Jiahui Zhang, Violet Hume, and Kirsty Hume. In some eveningwear styles, you could find an asymmetrical silhouette, while others were decorated with crystals that drew inspiration from ’50s Gucci Archive clutches. Cowl necks and deep “V” necklines also made an appearance as an ode to the ‘90s.
Gucci announced De Sarno to be the brand’s new creative director earlier this year, filling the void left by Alessandro Michele’s surprising departure after a seven-year tenure. Michele’s departure, a designer favored by the likes of Harry Styles and Jared Leto, had a profound impact on the renowned fashion house. His innovative work included collaborations with Adidas and Balenciaga that propelled Gucci to its current status as one of the most widely worn luxury brands.
De Sarno, a 39-year-old native of Naples, Italy, boasts an impressive career that encompasses roles at fashion giants like Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and most recently, Valentino, where he served as Pierpaolo Piccioli’s indispensable collaborator for 13 years, contributing to a more commercially contemporary aesthetic.
Marco Bizzarri, Gucci’s president and CEO, emphasized De Sarno’s rich experience, expressing confidence in his ability to uphold Gucci’s unique heritage and lead the creative teams toward an exciting new chapter. As the creative director, De Sarno will oversee Gucci’s women’s and men’s fashion, accessories, leather goods, and lifestyle categories. He expressed his pride in joining a brand with an exceptional history and values that align with his own. Gucci looks forward to De Sarno’s distinctive vision as they continue to shape the future while honoring their illustrious past. Following his latest evening wear collection, Gucci fans get to see his vision a little clearer.
Featured Photo by Gucci.