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Patrizio di Marco Headed to Dolce & Gabbana?


Could Patrizio di Marcohave landed a job at Dolce & Gabbana?

Market sources say the former chairman and chief executive officer of Gucci is set to join the Italian fashion group, after honoring his one-year noncompete agreement.

Neither di Marco nor representatives of Dolce & Gabbana returned calls and messages for comment.

Di Marco left Gucci on Jan. 1 2015, followed shortly after by creative director Frida Giannini. The executive had joined the Florence-based firm in 2009, succeeding Mark Lee, at the peak of the economic crisis. The executive and Giannini, who later became his wife, focused on Gucci’s origins, highlighting Italian artisanal craftsmanship and reworking several of the brand’s staple and archival designs. Prior to that, di Marco played an instrumental role in turning around Bottega Veneta as president and ceo for eight years.