Mark Zuckerberg held meetings with the main people of the Italian fashion industry
Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg flew to Milan and held several working meetings with representatives of the fashion industry. In particular, he met with the son of Miuccia Prada and designer Brunello Cucinelli. BoF reports it.
The businessman spent time in the company of Leonardo Del Vecchio, the billionaire chairman of the board of directors of EssilorLuxottica and founder of the Luxottica Group. Zuckerberg and Vecchio tested each other’s products, smart glasses, and watches.
“I am happy to be back in Milan to discuss plans for a new smart glasses with Leonardo Del Vecchio and the team at EssilorLuxottica,” Zuckerberg wrote on Instagram (the company that owns Meta has been identified as an extremist organization). “Here Leonardo uses a prototype of our EMG neural interface bracelet that will eventually allow you to control glasses and other devices.”
Zuckerberg also met with Federico Marchetti , founder of online retailer Yoox and former CEO of Yoox Net-a-Porter, Geoffroy Lefebvre, current CEO of Yoox Net-a-Porter, Lorenzo Bertelli , son of Miuccia Prada and heir to the family business, Renzo Rosso. Founder of the OTB Group, and Brunello Cucinelli, whose eponymous luxury brand is Zuckerberg’s favorite.
The exact reason for the meetings of Mark Zuckerberg with the main persons of the Italian fashion industry is not called. However, last year he spoke about his vision of the metaverse, in the presentation of which he proposed how digital technologies could be integrated into the products of the fashion industry.
Earlier, it reported that Gucci boutiques would accept cryptocurrencies for payment. In New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, and Las Vegas, Gucci customers will be able to pay with crypto wallets. To do this, the buyer will be sent a link to an e-mail with a QR code that will allow them to make a payment. The boutiques will accept more than ten cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Wrapped Bitcoin, Litecoin, Shiba Inu, and five stable coins pegged to the US dollar.