Gucci’s mysterious Mayo Clinic in Milan
Staged on the outskirts of city in Gucci’s official show space, the lime-green-walled set was hung with surgical light-heads, just like in an advanced operating room. Through this Mayo Clinic mockup, green operating tables, placed carefully on red rubber mats. Gucci’s emblematic colors going under the surgeon’s knife.
The invitation was a ticking box. The countdown to Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s latest show began last week. Fittingly, the soundtrack began with the Stabat Mater, a medieval Catholic hymn to Mary which portrays her suffering as Jesus Christ’s mother.
The NY Yankee-like logos on an Austrian Trachten knot jackets or pink school marm suits kept the humorous quotient high
One model in crystal studded black velvet priestly garb actually carried a Game of Thrones mini dragon in their arms, almost as a pet. While a young lady model marched with a faux red striped snake – a three-dimensional image of the Michele snake that has crawled across thousands of contemporary Gucci bags. Most memorably, a red-haired gent in a Chesterfield coat actually carried an exact copy of his own head.
A Chinese dowager her head covered in pink logo lace might follow a budding intellectual writer from Brooklyn dressed in a ribbed 1950s grandfather knit jumper; gents in voluminous harlequin print coats came after a couple of Chanel style four-pocket jackets in either frayed tweed or done in micro red sequins. A marvelous snooker table green smoking jacket with Chinese toggles hinted of a certain patrician wackiness; while the NY Yankee-like logos on an Austrian Trachten knot jackets or pink school marm suits, kept the humorous quotient high.
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