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Gucci ‘Guccy’ Cool

Alessandro Michele’s latest stunning collection seems derived from the opulence and historical heritage of Italy itself. Almost outshining the work of the Renaissance masters Rubens and Caravaggio, Michele’s Cruise 2018 collection wowed a rapt celebrity audience in the Palatine Gallery, Florence. Drawing his inspiration from Mediterranean Roman and Greek culture, it’s evident that this influences much of Michele’s thought around extravagance symbolism and perfection.

The use of gold for example, and the perennial appeal of the natural world. The models wore the golden wreaths of the gods – and of the victors. They wore floral patterns and pussybow blouses, reminiscent of the Renaissance courts. These elements were blended with sequins, logo-printed hosiery, pearl balaclavas and a playful mediaeval twist on Gucci – ‘Guccy’. Even Maestro Michele wore a t-shirt that encouraged us all to ‘Guccify’ ourselves, almost as if he knows what an influence his collection is going to be for the summer months.

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Credits

Photography Dan Lecca, courtesy Gucci