Well, the news has been circulating the past few days and rumors even longer than that but it is official. Alessandro Michele is in as Gucci's new Creative Director. He, of course, takes over the reigns from Frida Giannini.
I have to say its pretty nice for Gucci to have promoted someone within house to head the designs and vision for the Kering company. To be honest, I think its quite interesting for them to choose another Gucci Head of Accessories Design person to head the company, as another head of accessories was Ms. Giannini herself.
The only thing one can say is to watch and see what he does for FW 2015 and SS 2016. Everyone is speculating he could be a figurehead for a bigger Creative Director for Gucci but who knows at this point. I still think its nice they decided to stay in house. I hope Gucci gets the rejuvenation it deserves somehow.