During Milan Fashion Week, Gucci staged a spectacular yet peculiar fashion show that included "cyborg" models — which, upon a deeper look, possessed an underlying, metaphorical feminist message.
The special effect gurus at Rome’s Makinarium collective are responsible for the lifelike heads, eyes, and creatures at the Fall 2018 Gucci show
The star of "50 Shades Darker," Dakota Johnson, was photographed running errands in Los Angeles wearing a cute, casual blue and white jumpsuit. She paired the romper with a pair of $190 plastic Gucci slides.
Festival attendees proved the fashion prognosticators both a little right and a little wrong, adding in their own spins of color or style.
Butterfly-adorned bags rule the runway at the Gucci show during Milan Fashion Week. Gucci’s word of the day is CHIROPTERA, which basically means “bat” and was emblazoned across a sweater. References to a few Wes Anderson classic films were spotted during the Gucci show.
For the first time, you can take home a Gucci art piece through a special collaboration between photographer and director Gia Coppola (daughter of Francis Ford Coppola) and Gucci. You can purchase one of nine original prints shot in a fashion-editorial-like format, each featuring models clad in Gucci, all captured through Gia’s unique lens.
The fashion world is still reeling from the Gucci Cruise 2017 collection runway, where men and women walked together in designs that often blurred gender lines.
Since Creative Director Alessandro Michele was appointed in early 2015, Gucci’s experienced such a revitalization that we might call this “The Age of Gucci.” Michele has made the storied Italian fashion house previously known for the sexy, sleek womenswear of the Tom Ford era, cool again with his quirky, maximalist approach to style. He’s also attracted scores of celebrity fans to wear his dresses, like Elle Fannning, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, and Chloë Sevigny. Meanwhile, fashionistas everywhere are obsessing over his signature fur-lined loafers and newly-hip bags.
A Gucci-esque look from Shanghai-based Front Row Shop. According to prevailing fashion wisdom, our wardrobes should consist of an artful mix of thrifted basics and “investment pieces” (read: very expensive designer goods). Hence, our illicit love of fast fashion — the stolen-from-the-runway buys that are the fashion equivalent of junk food: cheap-ish, temporarily satisfying, yet always leaving you hungry for more.
For those not in the fashion know, Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s creative director who debuted his premiere round of ready-to-wear collections throughout 2015, is basically the sartorial Second Coming.
It’s hard to believe it’s only been a year since Alessandro Michele was appointed creative director at Gucci. Of course, women of modest means can be forgiven for feeling left out of the Gucci-mania.
America’s teens have traditionally swooned over muscled young men in tight t-shirts and leather jackets. From Danny Zuko to Zac Efron, sartorial prowess isn’t what lands a dude the cover of Tiger Beat (or Teen Vogue, depending on your generation). Harry Styles, however, is redefining what a teenage heartthrob looks like.
Photo: Gucci’s Golden Boy is continuing to bask in the spotlight. After less than a year as the creative director of the luxe Italian label, it was announced today that Alessandro Michele will receive the International Award from the British Fashion Council. Let’s go through a quick 2015 timeline: January 19: Following the dismissal of Frida Gianninni, Gucci presents its Fall 2015 menswear collection as a collective. “Some skeptics noted what they considered borrowings from other, buzzier labels, including Prada, J.W. Anderson and Saint Laurent, whose punky irreverence seemed to cast the longest shadow,” wrote Matthew Schneier in the New York Times.
Alessandro Michele, the recently-appointed creative director at Gucci, has only held the position since January and after showing collections for both men and women, we are finally starting to see how the change will impact the image of the company. In recent seasons, Gucci’s campaigns mostly featured models standing against a plain background, making it more “product-based” than the “feelings-based” ads that have become de rigueur in some young labels like J.W. Anderson and Patrik Ervell. The new pre-fall campaign, photographed by Glen Luchford and styled by Joe McKenna, finds a middle ground in between both trends with a narrative story that manages to focus on the product while simultaneously invoking a sense of time and place within the candid photographs. In the images, we see models Julia Hafstrom and Alexandra Elisabeth staring/talking to a man, his chest bare and his face unseen.
Ever since designer Alessandro Michele took the reigns as the brand’s new Creative Director back in January, re-designing the whole men’s collection in one week in the process, the fashion world’s only had one question in their minds, “what is he going to do?”. It’s not surprising that Michele picked up where he left off with his menswear collection, after all, it was full of gender-bending clothes. It was a softer, more romantic approach, but one that was still dripping with quite a bit of sexuality, something that designer Tom Ford, who was Creative Director at Gucci from 1994 to 2004, was known for. Photo: And so the female models walked down the runway in the slouchy suits and silk separates that their male counterparts did a few months before.
Newly-appointed Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele takes a bow after his Spring 2015 Menswear show in Milan, and a look from the collection. Photos: Imaxtree After months of speculation, and the early departure of designer Frida Giannini, who was expected to stay through until the end of this season, Gucci has finally appointed a new creative director. Alessandro Michele, formerly Giannini’s associate, presented a newly-redone menswear collection for the house, and will now be in charge of all collections for the brand. Previously, Michele was also creative director of Richard Ginori, a fine porcelain brand also by Gucci.