For the Italian fashion house’s Cruise 2018 show, creative director Alessandro Michele brings Gucci back to its roots at Florence, Italy.
An exclusive look at the #GucciCruise18 show space inside the Palatine Gallery of Palazzo Pitti, first opened to the public in 1833, the gallery exhibits over 500 paintings mostly from the Renaissance. From the Room of the Niches through Venus, Apollo, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn ending in the Room of the Iliad, #AlessandroMichele’s new collection will be presented today surrounded by paintings by Titian, Raphael, Perugino and more. The rainbow striped chairs for the guests in the rooms are printed with “Bacchus’ Song”, a poem by Lorenzo de’ Medici, considered the patriarch of the Renaissance.
Set at the famous Palazzo Pitti, the historic venue reflected the latest Antianatomy collection of Renaissance-inspired gowns, gilded wraths (the golden classical headpieces) leopard-spot turbans, and 60s psychedelic print palazzo pant suits. Clearly, ancient classical-inspired pieces will be taking over soon, but with a mix of Gucci’s signature colors and silhouettes. The logo tees, oversized tweed cardigans, and the play of bold colors and glitters were still present on the runway (not to mention their statement-making slogans).
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