Gucci Channels The Cosmos With New Ethereal Collection

Gucci Channels The Cosmos With New Ethereal Collection

Gucci Channels The Cosmos With New Ethereal Collection

Gucci lit up the night sky with its new collection, which saw the fusion of the celestial and fashion's historical development.

Gucci lit up the night sky with its new collection, which saw the fusion of the celestial and fashion's historical development.

Text: Natalia Finnis-Smart

Gucci is looking to the stars for its latest collection. The luxury fashion house unveiled its Cosmogonie line in Andria, Italy, under a blue and black-hued sky as the night approached for its evening visit. Through the lens of Creative Director Alessandro Michele, the collection debuted at the city's Castel del Monte, first constructed in the 13th century under King Fredrick II's rule.

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The show started with models' traversing the castle's circumference in graceful styles, including a feathery over piece covering a scintillating, transparent dress and equally shining thigh-high boots as the first look. The line's elements came together in an arrival that points towards the galaxy as a medium to depict fashion's historical evolution worldwide. Recognizable pieces included gladiator sandals, evening gloves like those notably worn by Marilyn Monroe in 1953's Gentleman Prefer Blondes, and ruffs, a collar that emerged in 16th century Europe during Queen Elizabeth's reign, which also takes form within the collection through various pastel shades and at the wrist. Its more contemporary styles incorporated embroidered bodysuits, polyester jackets, and embellished denim shorts.

Courtesy of Gucci/ Monica Feudi

Nearly floor-length velvet-materialled dresses, sharp formalwear sets, dramatic tops, trench coats, vests, jewelry headwear and accessories, caps emblemed with Gucci's signature GG pattern, sunglasses with ozone-layer like lenses, and more took center stage. The collection's footwear continued this approach as its one-strapped heels, wrap-around ankle ballerina flats, platform sandals, and oxford shoes accompanied each style, fitting for its era and location.

Courtesy of Gucci/Monica Feudi

Its gowns made an entrance extravagantly and dazzlingly with some involving turtlenecks, exaggerated ruffles, trains, and transformed flapper dress-like fringes, which made their debut in the 1920s. The collection's finale further tapped into its nebulae theme as a larger-than-life star materialized in strobe lights on the architecture's top as three-dimensional stars and asterisms floated like fairy dust.

Explore the Gucci Cosmogonie Show below.

Credits: IMAGES COURTESY OF GUCCI

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