Alessandro Michele lifted the veritable curtain for fall 2020, allowing guests a window into the backstage chaos—from racks to hangers to hangers-on, makeup and hair people, and models, of course. Those models were outfitted in Michele’s now-calling card: a mix of time periods (this time, we visited Edwardian England), colors, and styles, from baby dolls to ’70s suiting. All that playful style came complete with an utterly serious edge. There was something a touch dark and romantic about this collection, an undercurrent of the macabre amid lace-edged dresses and faux-fur swing coats.
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@gucci Alessandro Michele in his usual philosophical rethoric poses the notion of metamorphose, of how beauty transforms. But he'd rather reveal them all and be as transparent as having the models dressed before the audience by his team of designers. He celebrates the process and allowing us to see the rawness of his universe; juxtaposition of hard and soft, nostalgia and memory, street cred and religious undertone. And they are all there as his beautiful musings. – WA, Creative Director
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.