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Gucci F/W 2018

Art / Architecture / Design / Fashion

For fall/winter 2018, Alessandro Michele’s Gucci was nothing short of a ‘clusterfuck’ – in a loving sense – of carefully calculated inspirations that served as a creative metaphor for how people construct their daily identities; an eerie embodiment of contemporary culture.


Posted September 7th, 2018 By Colby Mugrabi

The show opened with a stark white model cradling a replica of her own head, the runway embodiment of the self-obsessed, selfie-obsessed times in which we live. The proceeding collection was chalk full of Gucci-in-the-era-of-Alessandro-Michele illusions and cross-cultural meaning. There were Russian babushkas and odes to orientalism, folk-costumes and English tweed, baroque showgirls, Scottish plaid, headscarves and knitted balaklavas. Throughout this 90-look mish-mash of maximalism were Gucci logos galore, as well as the house’s signature delicate florals amidst a smattering of 80s vintage references, businessman suiting, odes to Coco Chanel, Hollywood iconography and New York Yankees-branded apparel and accessories.

After three years at the helm of contemporary fashion’s most buzzed about brand, creative director Alessandro Michele has come to the self-realization that his job is much like that of a surgeon, stitching together references and ideas each season that together, produce thousands of garments and accessories, and in tern, generate hundreds of millions of dollars. In actuality, the show’s hospital set backdrop and underlying analogy to procreation may not have been that far off.

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Cecil Beaton

Baba Beaton, A Symphony in Silver, 1925

Baba beaton a symphony in silver  1925 photographed by cecil beaton

Andy Warhol

Paramount 352, 1985

Andy warhol paramount 352  1985

Stephen Posen

Clean Clothes, 1969

Stephen posen  clean clothes  1969

Stefano Cerio

Mirabilandia Ravenna, 2017

Stefano cerio  mirabilandia ravenna  2017

Miguel Adrover

Top, Early 2000s

Miguel adrover  early 2000s

Saint Basil's Cathedral

Moscow, Russia, 1561

Saint basil s cathedral  1561  moscow  russia

John Makepeace

Dorset Fruit Table

 dorset fruit table  by john makepeace

John Galliano

Dior Couture Fall/Winter 1997

Dior couture by john galliano fw 1997

Maison Martin Margiela

Fall/Winter 2002

Maison margiela fw 2002

Damien Hirst

Birth (Cyrus), 2006

Damien hirst  birth  cyrus   2006

David Gilhooly

Elephant Foot Stool, 1966

David gilhooly  elephant foot stool  1966

David Seymour

Mrs.Peggy Guggenheim at her palace on the Grand Canal, 1950

David seymour  mrs peggy guggenheim in her palace on the grand canal. 1950

Louis Bourgeois

Untitled, 2002

Georgina goodman love shoes and other stories untitled 2002 louise bourgeois

Jan Brueghel the Elder

Bouquet, 1599

Jan brueghel the elder  bouquet  1599

Frank Lloyd Wright

Bauhaus Metal Chair Midway, 1914

Bauhaus metal chair midway by frank lloyd wright 1914

Miss Gabrielle Ray

Miss gabrielle ray

Paul McCarthy

Prop Object (Ken pink head) , 1995–1995

Paul mccarthy propo object  ken pink head    1995   1995

Piero Portaluppi

Casa Portaluppi, 1938–1939

Piero portaluppi  casa portaluppi  1938   39

Salonikis Synagogue

Tel Aviv, Israel

Srael 7107 salonikis synagogue in tel aviv

Vintage Dance Costume

Vintage dance costume

Walter von Nessen

Chair, 1928

Walter von nessen  chair  1928
References
Baba beaton a symphony in silver  1925 photographed by cecil beaton

Cecil Beaton

Baba Beaton, A Symphony in Silver, 1925

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Andy warhol paramount 352  1985

Andy Warhol

Paramount 352, 1985

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Stephen posen  clean clothes  1969

Stephen Posen

Clean Clothes, 1969

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Stefano cerio  mirabilandia ravenna  2017

Stefano Cerio

Mirabilandia Ravenna, 2017

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Miguel adrover  early 2000s

Miguel Adrover

Top, Early 2000s

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Saint basil s cathedral  1561  moscow  russia

Saint Basil's Cathedral

Moscow, Russia, 1561

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 dorset fruit table  by john makepeace

John Makepeace

Dorset Fruit Table

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Dior couture by john galliano fw 1997

John Galliano

Dior Couture Fall/Winter 1997

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Maison margiela fw 2002

Maison Martin Margiela

Fall/Winter 2002

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Damien hirst  birth  cyrus   2006

Damien Hirst

Birth (Cyrus), 2006

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David gilhooly  elephant foot stool  1966

David Gilhooly

Elephant Foot Stool, 1966

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David seymour  mrs peggy guggenheim in her palace on the grand canal. 1950

David Seymour

Mrs.Peggy Guggenheim at her palace on the Grand Canal, 1950

12 of 21

Georgina goodman love shoes and other stories untitled 2002 louise bourgeois

Louis Bourgeois

Untitled, 2002

13 of 21

Jan brueghel the elder  bouquet  1599

Jan Brueghel the Elder

Bouquet, 1599

14 of 21

Bauhaus metal chair midway by frank lloyd wright 1914

Frank Lloyd Wright

Bauhaus Metal Chair Midway, 1914

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Miss gabrielle ray

Miss Gabrielle Ray

16 of 21

Paul mccarthy propo object  ken pink head    1995   1995

Paul McCarthy

Prop Object (Ken pink head) , 1995–1995

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Piero portaluppi  casa portaluppi  1938   39

Piero Portaluppi

Casa Portaluppi, 1938–1939

18 of 21

Srael 7107 salonikis synagogue in tel aviv

Salonikis Synagogue

Tel Aviv, Israel

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Vintage dance costume

Vintage Dance Costume

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Walter von nessen  chair  1928

Walter von Nessen

Chair, 1928

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