Perhaps Alessandro Michele’s creation of a pair of ruby red slippers that Harry Styles will wear as Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz” (for her “Harryween” shows at Madison Square Garden) may not have been just a coincidence, but it was not. less perfect a foreshadowing of the Gucci Love Parade last night in Los Angeles.
There, using Hollywood Boulevard as a runway, the brand’s creative director presented a collection that paid homage to the Hollywood myth, an enchantment that both personally touched Michele in her own childhood and also more largely contributed to building the legendary own of the Italian luxury brand. pop culture status, which will soon be playing out on the big screen (and already has the backstage) in Ridley Scott’s upcoming film “House of Gucci”.
“There is something scary and fascinating about LA. It’s not just the sun, it’s also the dark side. I was thinking of Marilyn Monroe, a date with a Venus and you don’t know if it will be love or murder. he told WWD in a backstage interview before the show.
It would be cliché to say the show was star studded, but it literally was. The models, including Michele’s friend (and “House of Gucci”) star Jared Leto, St. Vincent and Miranda July walked the star-shaped metal plaques of the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the premiere. celebrity rank (which included everyone from Lizzo to James Corden) looked on.
The current collection was a fusion of various Hollywood aesthetic tropes. From lace evening gowns reminiscent of 1930s boudoir sets and film noir genres to numerous cowboy hats and Western accents reminiscent of the golden age of Western movies in the 1960s, Michele hit the spotlight. most of the notes. A series of double-breasted costumes, some also made in a satin similar to Marilyn’s, paid tribute to the power of her silhouette and to the history of the Gucci red carpet. In a runway event all the way to the red carpet – and back – Gwyneth Paltrow donned a replica of her iconic 1996 red velvet suit from Tom Ford’s most important collection for Gucci.
The shoes were equally cinematic, from dizzying platforms (now a Gucci staple) and studded wooden clogs, to plenty of western boots to accompany Michele’s cowboy fantasy (although some cowboy hats have been associated with hiking sneakers).
As is usually the case with Michele’s works, the collection is full of details to digest. But perhaps the most anticipated part of the collection will be how the star herself immortalizes looks on future red carpets.