Vogue Runway

GUCCI: S/S 2017
READY-TO-WEAR

What the model were wearing was of near haute couture level, from the hats through the embroideries, down to the gilded, rose-strewn insoles.

[...] Cut to the present, and Michele is dismantling the shoe, to demonstrate that it is actually a two-for-one purchase. “You see, there is a flat slipper inside, one you can wear separately.” The tender surprise of the rose bud–printed insole of this shoe tells as much about Michele as anything else. The lining didn’t strictly need to be there, but to discover it in a world of generically bland corners-cut product is a wonder, and a wonderful selling point. The inspiration is seen through into every product.

 
Back to the whole, though. There were fairy-tale chiffon dresses tipped in zigzag sparkle. Eighties Ungaro–meets–New Wave cocktailwear in taffeta that was frilled, floral ruched, and straight out of the Ivana Trump era. Fragile dresses, deliberately aged, which looked as if they were relics of the Depression. And on one extraordinary long red dress, a sash spelling out the words “Hollywood Forever Cemetery.”
 
[...] Either way, what they were wearing was of near haute couture level, from the hats through the embroideries, down to the gilded, rose-strewn insoles.