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Gucci's Alessandro Michele Reveals How He Overcame Bullying

The Italian designer recalls his struggles that inspired his work.
Gucci's Alessandro Michele Reveals How He Overcame Bullying
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The Italian designer recalls his struggles that inspired his work.

If you ever feel like you're having a rough day, remember that someone else might be having it worse. We all have our own ups and downs in life. In fact, even Gucci's creative director Alessandro Michele was not invincible to such struggles. In a recent i-D Italia video, the Italian fashion designer recalls how he grappled with bullies who picked on him for being different. "When I was a child, I was different. I was clearly different from the others. I always felt the need to be that way, but also to protect it," he says in the video. "Right there, there was a bus stop that I don't see anymore. I was even beaten up at this bus stop when I was little, when I was a teenager, just because of how I dressed."

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Watch the short video below as he tells the story of how he rose above the bullies in school and managed to become the creative genius that he is today.

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