Gucci creative director Frida Giannini announced on Wednesday that she's expecting a child with the brand's CEO, Patrizio di Marco.

This will be the first child for the couple, who have been together since shortly after di Marco was named Gucci's CEO in 2009. Giannini will take a bow at both her upcoming men's show in January and her Spring 2013 women's show in February. Afterward she'll take maternity leave until her next men's show in June.

Though the two have generally been discreet about their relationship, di Marco said last year that their love is "very serious. When in life you choose someone to be with . . . someone you are looking to spend your life with — well, this is a match of minds and souls."