Early life and education
In 2003, he became Creative Director of the new "Z Zegna" line at Ermenegildo Zegna. Z Zegna was launched at Pitti Uomo, and its first show was showcased in New York in February 2007. Z Zegna successfully appeared at five New York Fashion Weeks, and then in Milan starting June 2009.
On 1 July 2011 he was appointed as Artistic Director at Berluti with the aim of creating a luxury total look.
On January 20, 2012 he unveiled his first collection at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, with footwear occupying rows of chairs lined up as if for a fashion show. Women's Wear Daily stated "It was an impressive debut." "Sartori’s collection was worn by a multigenerational cast of models in vignettes that telegraphed the Berluti lifestyle: playing chess in the library of a country chateau; having cocktails in a groovy apartment; gathering with friends under a full moon for a midnight shoe-polishing party, with Dom Pérignon as the shining agent (something serious Berluti devotees actually do)."