Gucci gives guests backstage pass at Milan show

  • Thursday 20, February 2020 06:35 AM
Sharjah24 – Reuters: Gucci designer Alessandro Michele took audiences behind the scenes as he revealed his latest collection on the first full day of Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday (February 19).
Guests entered the Gucci headquarters in the outskirts of Milan through a backstage area, walking past desks where uniformed stylists worked on models' hair and makeup. As spectators took their seats, the models paraded onto a revolving stage in their robes and slippers.

Set to the sounds of Ravel's "Bolero" and covered in smoke, the theatrical spectacle saw models getting dressed in between clothing racks on the spinning stage, with assistants helping them into the Gucci Fall/Winter 2020 designs before they transformed into mannequins in a rotating shop window.

"I decided to unveil what lies behind the curtains. May the miracle of skillful hands and holding breath come out of the shadows," Michele said in the handwritten show notes.

Michele, Gucci's creative director since January 2015, offered a collection of ruffled Victorian dresses and seventies suits with ankle-length flared trousers.