Gucci Resort 2018 Fashion Show
The Palatine Gallery at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence hosted Alessandro Michele’s Resort 2018 fashion show. The location could hardly have been more fitting for the lineup as the frescoed rooms were brimming with masterpieces from the likes of Rubens, Tintoretto, Titian, Velázquez and Caravaggio and guests were able to make a special visit of the Uffizi Museum and the enclosed passageway Vasari Corridor.
Michele’s eye for excentricity and extravagance started with the very beginning of European aesthetics and then took everything from ’60s psychedelic print palazzo pantsuits to ’70s-accented Renaissance revival gowns to substantial capes, windowpane checked tweed tailoring, and sensible quilted outdoor coats. He knows how strong the following is for anything that’s embroidered or sparkles. This season he had glittery GG logo-printed tights and socks, wolf-head prints and patches, and slogans reading Guccy, Guccification, and Guccify Yourself. “Everything started from the idea of the Mediterranean, the antique Greek and Roman culture, how it still transforms everything. The other big step was the Renaissance so I came here and it was the right moment for the brand, the company started here, what I am doing is closer to the city than at other moments of the company. Florence is still one of the most fascinating metropolises of the past. I adore the classical pieces of our culture, the Greek and Roman are still inside and everywhere, it’s impossible to disconnect. I feel very comfortable here.” he said backstage.
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