Gucci Pre-Fall 2013: Holiday Treat

Though intended to land in stores for late July-—as we make our way through December Gucci's Pre-Fall 2013 collection feels so right for right now.
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Though intended to land in stores for late July-—as we make our way through December Gucci's Pre-Fall 2013 collection feels so right for right now.
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Though intended to land in stores for late July-—as we make our way through December, Gucci's Pre-Fall 2013 collection feels so right for right now.

"'Twas" totally emblematic of that mid-century, holiday polish that your grandma never abandoned--around this time of year, everything was that much more "turned out" than usual. These Gucci gals with their marcel-set Veronica Lake hair, crushed black gloves were sooo cut from that fine cloth.

A felty, spruce green served as foundation for a palette upon which jewel tones were layered to a richly autumnal effect. Nostalgic tartans--most notably, a completely de-grungified ghost plaid--added a retro note of visual texture to feminine takes on that Hitchcock-honed tailoring we've seen popping up within presentations this season.

Outerwear stole the show as pontoon-shaped sleeves, dressmaker silhouettes, and vintage cheetah motifs amped novelty on the sort of investment pieces that only Italian luxury houses of the Gucci ilk can do so well.

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