Fresh off his very recent (as in Jan. 21) appointment as Gucci's new creative director, Alessandro Michele made his much-anticipated womenswear debut on day one of Milan Fashion Week. And it's got everyone talking. (And not just because of the behind-the-scenes drama preceding his new gig.)
Michele's new vision for Gucci is, well, quite different from the Gucci we've gotten accustomed to. Looks (worn by male and female models) included: '70s earthy brown-toned hues, leather tea-length skirts, floppy neck bows, demure ruffles and pleats, retro-florals, Margot Tenenbaum-reminiscent fur coats, glittery bird embroidery and long, languid silhouettes -- even the floral printed pantsuits were loose and slouchy. Furry details accented the horse-bit loafers, mules and clogs, the heels of almond-toe flats and bouncy pom poms on lace-up heels. Fur even made its way onto a shaggy slip-on. Styled with geek-chic glasses and berets, the collection was almost the antithesis of the overtly sexy aesthetic Tom Ford established at the house, with the exception of a smattering of see-through, delicate lace blouses and dresses.
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