The suspense did not last long. While the Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta had announced the departure of its artistic director Daniel Lee a few days ago, it is finally Matthieu Blazy, a Frenchman, who has taken over the title.
“Matthieu Blazy is an extraordinarily talented person, to whom I am proud and excited to entrust the creative direction of our luxury house,” said Leo Rongone, president and CEO of the Italian fashion house. Born in Paris in 1984, Rongone, who has worked in various houses such as Raf Simons, Maison Martin Margiela and Céline, has been working as second-in-command to Daniel Lee at Bottega Veneta since mid 2020. “I am convinced that Matthieu Blazy’s rich experience and extensive cultural background will enable him to bring his creative impetus to the task of perpetuating the Bottega Veneta legacy,” said François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of Kering, in a statement.
Matthieu Blazy’s first collection for the house will be presented at Milan Fashion Week in February 2022.