Cruise Around the World: Gucci in Rome

Six collections and 516 looks across four continents. Minus the jet-lag.

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Gucci and the city of Rome hosted the Cruise 2020 fashion show on May 28 inside the Capitoline Museums, which can be classified as the oldest museum complex in the world. Alessandro Michele, the creative director of Gucci, wanted to host the runway show inside the museums as an homage to antique worlds.

But hosting the opulent shows in historic locations is not new for the creative director. Michele has long chosen to draw attention to the importance of these sacred spaces by hosting the fashion shows there. Whether it was the Dia-Art Foundation in New York City or the Palatine Gallery at Pitti Palace in Florence or the Cloisters of Westminster Abbey in London, the newest show is another segment of Michele’s respect for these locations.

Michele and the Gucci fashion house have also pledged a donation for the next two years for the restoration of the Rupe Tarpea, a historical site where first century AD traitors were sentenced to death.

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