This post contains affiliate links/ads and I will be compensated if youIt isn’t an Alessandro Michele Gucci runway without a dizzying display of nerdy avant garde with a few referential twists. And he delivered once again for the Resort 2018 collection, this time with a bit of a dark lens, looking to a city of the dead to host his runway show. The attendees were all transported to the Alyscamps, a Roman necropolis outside the southern French city walls. The setting served up both ancient and haunting, in a garden of stone sarcophagi, fog settling along the ground, bells tolling in the distance, a chamber choir cantata by Monteverdi filling the air. A line of fire lit up the center of the runway, signaling the start of the show. The models that filed down the eery runway seemed less like the glam girls on pedestals we make them out to be, and more like aged widows attending grave sites, gothic devotees in somber moments of loss, ghostly haunts of the night…even a Gregorian monk-inspired layered pink habit-like dress on a model with a buzzed head. Alessandro has out-Alessandro’d himself.
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