April 22, 2004 |
Ending months of speculation, a successor has been named for Domenico De Sole, Gucci Group's chief executive and president and the financial whiz who helped designer Tom Ford build the company into a $3-billion powerhouse over the last 13 years. Robert Polet, a 48-year-old Dutch national, will join the firm after 26 years at Unilever, most recently as president of the worldwide ice cream and frozen foods division, a $7.
September 6, 1995 |
Gucci to Sell $150 Million in Stock: The luxury leather goods maker owned by Investcorp International of New York plans to sell a 30% stake in the Gucci Group in October on the New York, London and Milan stock exchanges. A group of investment banks led by Morgan Stanley & Co. will manage the offering. SBC Warburg and CS First Boston will be co-managers.
March 11, 2004 |
Serge Weinberg, chief executive of Pinault-Printemps-Redoute SA, today will name four designers to succeed Creative Director Tom Ford at Gucci Group NV. They are Stefano Pilati, Alessandra Facchinetti, Alfreda Giannini and John Ray, people familiar with the company said.
November 5, 2003 |
Tom Ford, the American designer who helped create a new, younger generation of high-fashion customers, on Tuesday confirmed what he'd long been hinting: He will step down as designer of the Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent brands on April 30. He will also resign his post as creative director of Gucci Group. Domenico De Sole, the managerial whiz behind the fashion powerhouse, will also depart.
January 19, 2000 |
In another round of high fashion's high-stakes musical chairs, Tom Ford of Gucci is taking over as the creative director of Gucci-owned Yves Saint Laurent Couture in addition to similar duties at the Italian fashion house that he helped resurrect. Gucci issued a statement Tuesday announcing that the Texas-born Ford, 37, will "define the overall image and positioning of the YSL brand, including all product categories and communication activities, working with all the current creative teams."
March 3, 2000 |
Now that Gucci's Tom Ford has officially taken over the design responsibilities at Yves Saint Laurent's women's ready-to-wear, speculation has resurfaced regarding his design post at Gucci. On Thursday, a Gucci spokesman denied a report on the Internet news service Fashion Wire Daily (http://www.fashionwiredaily.com) that the company had hired Miu Miu senior designer Stefano Pilati to direct design at Gucci. Miu Miu is Prada's secondary collection.