After the announcement that Frida Giannini will part ways with Gucci in February, speculation about her replacement has been at a high boil. Riccardo Tisci and Joseph Altuzarra are two names that have been batted around, but today “Page Six” has an item claiming that Hedi Slimane could be a contender, too. (According to its unnamed “fashion insider” sources, that is.) Saint Laurent, where Slimane has been killing it since 2012, and Gucci are both owned by Kering, so the source asserts that CEO Francois-Henri Pinault is looking to sprinkle some Slimane fairy dust on the Italian house. The paper adds that Tisci is “locked into his contract at Givenchy for years, and would be difficult to poach.” We’ve reached out to Gucci for a comment, and will update this when we hear back. In the meantime, start placing your bets.
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