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Exclusive: Marco Bizzarri, Gucci President and CEO discussion on diversity

Coverage by: Edna L. Perkins, Fashion Editor, Society & Diplomatic Review

The New School’s Parsons School of Design in New York held an exciting interactive discussion with students participating featuring Gucci President and Chief Executive Officer Marco Bizzarri in conversation with Tim Blanks, Editor at large of The Business of Fashion, as part of the Marvin Traub Lecture Series.

This was a part of a sequence of Mr. Bizzarri’s direct dialogue with Americans fostering more intercultural and diverse approaches between Italy and the United States.

Among the topics discussed were social and environmental initiatives and an embrace of sustainability tied into his brand.

Joel Towers, Executive Dean of the Parsons School of Design mentioned in his opening statement, “Gucci is often in the news for their extraordinary commercial success, but also for their commitments to communities around the world.”

“This event celebrated Gucci’s extraordinary career across the fashion industry and beyond. Marco Bizzarri’s mantra at Gucci has been to foster creativity in every aspect of the business and to emphasize the importance of approaching work in a different way, challenging the status quo and encouraging risk-taking within the framework of a learning organization based on a culture of empowerment, respect and inclusivity.” (

Be assured, Gucci will march on bringing more and more diversity and understanding on the part of his brand.

In addition, as an educational and progressive step, Gucci is offering scholarships worldwide and is accepting applications immediately.

All of his plans encompass the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (

Photo Credits: Society & Diplomatic Review


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