Alessandro Michele for Gucci is the recipient of the International Designer Award for 2015 photo: Ronan Gallagher

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Today the British Fashion Council made the announcement that Gucci's Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, has been recognized for his remarkable achievments since taking the reins as Creative Director of Gucci in January 2015. Gucci currently ranks No. 2 in the global luxury goods market. He had been brought into the Gucci fold by Tom Ford back in 2002. 



photo: Ronan Gallagher

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.