Gucci has honoured iconic female musicians with its latest collection.
The Italian fashion house, helmed by creative director Alessandro Michele, unveiled its spring/summer 2019 line at the Theatre Le Palace as part of Paris Fashion Week on Monday night (24Sep18).
According to the show notes, Michele chose the venue because it is “the thread connecting almost a century of Parisian culture and nightlife,” with celebrity guests including Jared Leto, Salma Hayek, Faye Dunaway and Jorja Smith.
To begin, a model walked the runway in a red sequin jumpsuit with ’80s flair which was accessorised with a pink feather scarf and floral-print hat.
The quirky aesthetic continued with a parade of eye-catching ensembles, including a high-neck green dress with over-sized shoulders, a glittery purple skirt and jacket combination as well as a suit embellished with the Gucci monogram.
Part way through the show, Jane Birkin stood up and wowed the crowd with a rendition of her 1983 song Baby Alone in Babylone, while Michele paid homage to other musicians too, with one model wearing a jacket painted with an image of country star Dolly Parton’s face and another wearing a pleated lace dress, faux fur coat and felt hat in honour of late singer-songwriter Janis Joplin.
Another model sported a gold lame dress over white snakeskin print trousers and bug-like sunglasses, while highlights included a lilac leather suit worn with matching tights and purse, as well as a fluorescent yellow pleated dress, jackets decorated with jacquard panels and sparkly fringed dresses.
Models also stepped out in corduroy suits, Velour tracksuits and eccentric coats, with some even carrying bags shaped like the head of Disney’s Mickey Mouse.
To conclude the show, Michele introduced some evening wear, like a black fringed dress covered in mirror circles which was complemented with a blinged-out tiara and bright pink feather stole.
Paris Fashion Week continues on Tuesday with shows from Marine Serre and Saint Laurent.
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