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Gucci S/S 2018

Art / Architecture / Design / Fashion

The fashion world loves a revival. Just three years into his remarkable revitalization of Gucci following Frida Giannini’s abrupt exit in early 2015, creative director Alessandro Michele has made the Italian house one of the most talked-about brands on the planet, pulling from an overflowing zeitgeist of eccentric design narratives season after season.


Posted April 1st, 2018 By Colby Mugrabi

Michele, who was plucked internally from the design studio, having been Gucci’s director of leather goods since 2006 and then associate creative director under his predecessor, re-imagined the role of chief designer, envisioning as a job for himself that surpasses clothing. With an idiosyncratic aesthetic and a unique curatorial vision that involves mixing the past, present and future, Michele’s runway shows are more than collections, they are physical embodiments of his creative process; singular visions that are neither clear nor concise, yet somehow, make sense. Spring/summer 2018 was no exception, with an excessive selection of references ranging from the glitter and glamour of 1970s rock and roll, coupled with 1980s exaggeration, offset by heritage prints, retro florals, Japanese Koi fish, oriental closures, and an homage to Coco Chanel and the Disney channel, there was enough variety for even the pickiest of eaters, or in this case, Gucci fans, which have come to make up a majority of high fashion consumers. Whether you support the buzzed-about Gucci world this mastermind, fashion savant has created, his efforts and consistency are commendable.

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Irving Penn

Model Viviane Fauny, Vogue 1970

Vogue 1970 photo by irving penn model viviane fauny

Paul Revere Williams

Guardian Angel Cathedral, Las Vegas, 1961

Paul revere williams guardian angel cathedral  las vegas  1961

Dalida wearing Alain Mikli sunglasses, 1985

Dalida wearing alain mikli sunglasses  1985

Martial Raysse

“America, America”, 1964

   america  america     1964  in neon and metal paint  by martial raysse

Eugenio Carmi

Sogno Con Rosso, 1974

Eugenio carmi  italia  genova 1920  sogno con rosso 1974

Joe Colombo

Living room of the future, 1969

Joe colombo  living room of the future  1969

Harri Peccinotti

'Mr. Freedom', Nova Magazine, May 1970

 mr. freedom   nova  may 1970   harri peccinotti

Katsushika Hokusai

Two Carps

Two carps by katsushika hokusai

Cosmic Curves by Dee D Jackson, 1978

Cosmic curves by dee d jackson  1978

Gianni Colombo

Aventric Structure, 1962

 giannicolumno   aventric structure   1962

Polaroid of David Bowie

Early 1970s

42d6ff840c4f91abdd6bae5344d8d89f

1970s Interior

70s interior

Carol Bove

Untitled, 2014

Carol bove  untitled  2014  detail  peacock feathers on linen

Mick Rock

David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, Life on Mars, 1973

D54dd6dab060bd2dfc9280a320fa66d0

David Bowie, 1972

David bowie pressebilder 1972 sm

Donyale Luna

Interview Magazine, October 1974

Donyale luna featured on the cover of the october 1974 edition of his magazine   interview

William Klein

Dorothea McGowan in a tweed suit by Chanel, Paris, Vogue 1960

Dorothea mcgowan in a white and navy tweed suit by chanel  photo by william klein in paris  vogue 1960

Joe Colombo

Elda Chair, 1963

Elda chair by joe colombo for comfort  1963

Graceland Pool Room

Graceland  5 of 5

Julia Wachtel

Grasp, 2014

Julia wachtel  grasp  2014

Louis Féraud Haute Couture

Louis f  raud haute couture  de yves amoureux

Katsushika Hokusai

Under the Wave off Kanagawa, 1830-32

Under the wave off kanagawa  kanagawa oki nami ura   also known as the great wave  from the series thirty six views of mount

George Condo

2009

George condo

The Glitter Band, 1970s

The glitter band  1970s

Franco Rubartell

Veruschka, Vogue Paris 1969

Vogue paris 1969 veruschka photo by franco rubartell
References
Vogue 1970 photo by irving penn model viviane fauny

Irving Penn

Model Viviane Fauny, Vogue 1970

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Paul revere williams guardian angel cathedral  las vegas  1961

Paul Revere Williams

Guardian Angel Cathedral, Las Vegas, 1961

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Dalida wearing alain mikli sunglasses  1985

Dalida wearing Alain Mikli sunglasses, 1985

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   america  america     1964  in neon and metal paint  by martial raysse

Martial Raysse

“America, America”, 1964

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Eugenio carmi  italia  genova 1920  sogno con rosso 1974

Eugenio Carmi

Sogno Con Rosso, 1974

5 of 25

Joe colombo  living room of the future  1969

Joe Colombo

Living room of the future, 1969

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 mr. freedom   nova  may 1970   harri peccinotti

Harri Peccinotti

'Mr. Freedom', Nova Magazine, May 1970

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Two carps by katsushika hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai

Two Carps

8 of 25

Cosmic curves by dee d jackson  1978

Cosmic Curves by Dee D Jackson, 1978

9 of 25

 giannicolumno   aventric structure   1962

Gianni Colombo

Aventric Structure, 1962

10 of 25

42d6ff840c4f91abdd6bae5344d8d89f

Polaroid of David Bowie

Early 1970s

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70s interior

1970s Interior

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Carol bove  untitled  2014  detail  peacock feathers on linen

Carol Bove

Untitled, 2014

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D54dd6dab060bd2dfc9280a320fa66d0

Mick Rock

David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, Life on Mars, 1973

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David bowie pressebilder 1972 sm

David Bowie, 1972

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Donyale luna featured on the cover of the october 1974 edition of his magazine   interview

Donyale Luna

Interview Magazine, October 1974

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Dorothea mcgowan in a white and navy tweed suit by chanel  photo by william klein in paris  vogue 1960

William Klein

Dorothea McGowan in a tweed suit by Chanel, Paris, Vogue 1960

17 of 25

Elda chair by joe colombo for comfort  1963

Joe Colombo

Elda Chair, 1963

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Graceland  5 of 5

Graceland Pool Room

19 of 25

Julia wachtel  grasp  2014

Julia Wachtel

Grasp, 2014

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Louis f  raud haute couture  de yves amoureux

Louis Féraud Haute Couture

21 of 25

Under the wave off kanagawa  kanagawa oki nami ura   also known as the great wave  from the series thirty six views of mount

Katsushika Hokusai

Under the Wave off Kanagawa, 1830-32

22 of 25

George condo

George Condo

2009

23 of 25

The glitter band  1970s

The Glitter Band, 1970s

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Vogue paris 1969 veruschka photo by franco rubartell

Franco Rubartell

Veruschka, Vogue Paris 1969

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