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Maison Margiela names new CEO, chairman

Maison Margiela has appointed Gaetano Sciuto to the role of chief executive officer, effective July 17.

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A seasoned luxury veteran, Sciuto joins Maison Margiela from Giorgio Armani. Most recently, the executive was CEO of Giorgio Armani Americas division, a position he has held since 2019. Before that, he was president of Fendi Americas for five years, and prior to that he was director of licensing and accessories, a position he took on in 2008; leading Fendi’s timepieces, home, fragrance, eyewear, leisure wear, textiles and childrenswear.

He succeeds Gianfranco Gianangeli, who has decided to move on to a new industry.

Coinciding with Sciuto’s appointment, OTB Group, parent to Maison Margiela, as well as Diesel, Marni, Jil Sander, and Viktor & Rolf, announced the appointment of Stefano Rosso to the role of chairman of the Maison Margiela brand.

Rosso succeeds his father, Renzo Rosso, who has held the chair position for 21 years.

Renzo Rosso acquired the Margiela business in 2022. Seven years later, brand founder Martin Margiela retired in 2009, recruiting John Galliano, as its new creative director, in 2014, a position he still holds today.

“Stefano’s new role and Gaetano’s arrival will be decisive in boosting the potential of the brand and steering it into its next stage of expansion,” said Renzo Rosso.

Stefano Rosso is currently CEO of Brave Virtual Xperience, part of the OTB fold dedicated to Web3 and the metaverse. He is already a member of the OTB Group board.