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Massimiliano Giornetti Exits Salvatore Ferragamo

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Massimiliano Giornetti

The Italian designer is stepping down as creative director.

Here we go again with designer changes: Massimiliano Giornetti is stepping down as creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo, the Florence-based fashion house announced Thursday.

Giornetti joined the Italian luxury label in 2000, working with the men's apparel design team. He was then promoted to creative director for the entire brand in 2011, overseeing both the men's and women's collections.

In 2013, Giornetti presented the label's spring 2014 collection at the opening gala for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, for which Ferragamo served as the evening's title sponsor, and welcomed a number of famous faces including Gwen Stefani, Camilla Belle and Freida Pinto, who were all clad in Giornetti's designs.

The designer also most recently helped Ferragamo celebrate its 100 years in Hollywood, with a star-studded soiree in Los Angeles that welcomed the likes of Demi Moore, Kiernan Shipka and Holland Roden.

Though the house has yet to announce its next design leader, The Ferragamo Group CEO Michele Norsa stated, "We will take this opportunity to revisit our creative approach. Over time the company has nurtured and sponsored many young designers and is fortunate to be able to count on an excellent in house team."

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