- Kristopher Fraser |
Gucci's former chief executive officer Patrizio di Marco has confirmed that he is now a member of Gucci's board of directors and an independent advisor to the brand. Di Marco was expected to join the Dolce & Gabbana brand after his one-year non-compete agreement with Gucci was up, but it was unclear in what capacity.
Di Marco left Gucci on January 1, 2015, and his wife, former Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, left shortly afterwards. The executive joined Gucci in 2008, having previously worked at Bottega Veneta for eight years.
It has been speculated that di Marco arriving at Dolce & Gabbana could mean that the company could be attempting a public listing.