Alessandro Michele, Italian fashion designer and creative director of Gucci, found a way to transport the audience with the Gucci Resort 2019 show. Taking place in the Alyscamps, a Roman cemetery outside of the old town of Arles, France, the show was a spectacular nighttime display of both fashion and epic ancient history.
Gucci Resort 2019 displayed a gothic attitude, various streetwear elements, and death and religious-inspired details that appropriately matched the location.
There were floral silk prints, tiger patterns, velvet dresses, embroidered capes, and fur coats. Models held flower bouquets and appeared out of the fog, creating a strange yet fascinating spooky-Catholic image. Embroideries were filled with references to local history and some outfits even featured poetry by a famous Italian poet, Dante Aligieri, who also was inspired by the Alyscamps.
Bondage pants and sleeveless denim jackets made an appearance. A handful of collaborations were showcased, like shoulder bags and crewneck sweatshirts with the Chateau Marmont logo featured on the front. In addition, there were plenty of basic staple pieces, leggings, and tights. The finale outfit was a high-collared, Victorian dress that resembled a nightgown. It was paired with a big cross pendant, which of course went perfectly with the setting.