From 1996 to 2001 he was Senior Designer of Womenswear at Gucci in Milan, where he met Geert Cloet, brand designer for Miu Miu. In 2004, Cloet was diagnosed with brain cancer. He and Bailey moved to Yorkshire to be near Bailey's family. Cloet died the next year.
Christopher Bailey has been in a relationship with British actor Simon Woods since 2009.
Derived from a Wikipedia article.