Gucci Spring 2019 - Runway Review
September 24, 2018
In short, Alessandro Michele presented nothing short of a spectacular spring Gucci collection inside the historic Le Palace Theatre for his one-season showing on the Paris Fashion Week calendar. The Parisian answer to Studio 54 was the perfect location: guests, with binoculars in hand, sat in rows of theater seats as the models strode down the aisles following an opening film from the Seventies directed by avant-garde performance artists Leo de Berardinis and Perla Peragallo. Following this, a surprise performance by Jane Birkin belting out "Baby Alone in Babylone" was the icing on the cake.
Michele's penchant for flamboyance shows no sign of diminishing in popularity. Features! Ruffles! Glitter! Color! A treasure of trove of accessories, from Mickey Mouse face bowling bags to hiking rucksacks to larger-than-life feathered fans, complemented nearly every look -- each one more ambitious than the next. Blouses with Oriental pleats; beaded flapper dresses and kaleidoscopic ostrich feather trim gowns was one cross-section of women's offerings. For men, GG logo suits, Prince of Wales check trench coats, jacquard joggers and leather hot pants (of course) offered the glamorous glitz and eccentricity that we've come to expect from Michele's mind.