Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michel staged his 2023 cruise runway show in Puglia, Italy on May 16, inviting several of the brand’s friends. Among them, Jody Turner-Smith poses head-to-toe: she wears a pair of eye-catching wide-leg sequin pants with vertical red and black stripes in a peculiar halter-neck cutout bodysuit in peach lace. The underwear-style dress was layered under a python-printed leather trench coat and contrasting red lapels trimmed with black leather and silver studs. The British actress has completed her look with Gucci’s blondie bag and a pair of black pumps in Navy Suede. Other accessories include a pair of geometric earrings, a gold choker with blue stone details and a few rings.
The team of “Queen and Slim” stars perfectly matched the strange atmosphere of the venue. Castle del Monte, a 13th-century castle and a hilltop castle, was the backdrop to Michelle’s resort collection titled “Cosmagoni” in the context of constellations. Other VIP guests in attendance included Eli Fanning, wearing a white shirt and a black double-breasted pick-lapel Gucci blazer over a leather tie, paired with vibrant fuchsia pants, black platform boots and a black leather mini Gucci Jackie 1961 bag; Dakota Johnson finished with a soft yellow lace slip dress with embroidered glass beads and a fringed hem, a red leather jacket, heeled sandals and a small black patent leather Gucci Jackie 1961 bag; And a silk fail dress from the Bethany Hardison Gucci Aria collection.
Dedicated to the German philosopher Walter Benjamin, the show featured an array of silhouettes, including several Gucci house codes, such as vintage-inspired lace, sheer details, glossy capes, fur ornaments, and brand signature red, black, and stripes. The green accessories run the gamut from large, retro, tinted sunglasses and pearl necklaces to lace-up thigh-high boots and patent opera gloves. The models’ looks show a mix of historical influences, including rough collars, medieval crinoline and outstanding headpieces.
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