GUCCI: S/S 2017
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.