Gucci Spring 2017 - Runway Review
September 21, 2016
In his most flamboyant collection to date, Alessandro Michele unveiled a Gucci collection that was an extravagant, pink-hued explosion of fantasy and shimmer.
Having resurrected the house in ways not seen since the days of Tom Ford, Michele pushed his love of all things androgynous even further—if that was possible—incorporating his embroidered pant suits, jewel-encrusted glasses and shoes—those shoes!—that had the audience oohing and aahing over their gem-encrusted platform heels.
The show, according to Michele’s notes entitled "Magic Lanterns," found its roots in which "the clothes tell a story steeped in wonder, phantasmagoria and unorthodoxy.” There, in a foggy venue covered in wall-to-wall pink—tufted velvet banquettes, walls and curtains of mirrored squares, plush carpeting—Michele transported his guests to a world where decadent, ruffled gowns, gold and purple leggings and piles upon piles of animals on bags are the norm.
As fabulous as the garments were, Michele stuck to the same path he’s forged in the short two years he’s been creative director—and judging by their success at stores, it appears to be a fine path indeed.