MILAN —Gaia Trussardi has stepped down from the role of creative director at the Trussardi company.Trussardi joined the family’s business in 2011 as creative director of the Tru Trussardi younger brand. In March 2013, she succeeded Umit Benan Sahin at the helm of the Trussardi main line, debuting with a leather-centered men’s collection for the spring 2014 collection.While her successor hasn’t been named yet, Gaia Trussardi will focus on personal work projects.Gaia Trussardi is the third of the four children of Maria Luisa Gavazzeni and the late Nicola Trussardi, who died in a car accident in 1999. In 2003, their second-born child Francesco also died in a car crash at age 29. The company was founded in 1911 by Nicola's grandfather Dante Trussardi.[caption id="attachment_1202594934" align="aligncenter" width="682"] Trussardi RTW Fall 2018[/caption]Gaia is the second member of the fourth generation of the family to leave the company. In 2016, her elder sister Beatrice sold her 25 percent stake to her brother Tomaso, who is chief executive officer of the Trussardi group, to Gaia and their mother Maria Luisa, the group’s president.Beatrice Trussardi still manages the family’s real estate business, as well as the artistic Nicola Trussardi Foundation.Before tapping Benan Sahin in 2011, the Trussardi label was designed by creative director Milan Vukmirovic, who joined the brand in 2007.
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