Before we gave you the complete lowdown on Gucci's Resort 2017 show, which happened in London yesterday, we had to pause and acknowledge the Spice Girls. Now that that's happened, here's more on what you missed.
1. The Setting
The show took place in the Cloisters at London's Westminster Abbey. This is a big deal: it was the first time a fashion show had been held in the storied landmark. (And it didn't go down without some controversy.) Guests sat on cushions embroidered with animal and floral motifs, and said pillows quickly invaded Instagram feeds.
2. The Celebs
Elle Fanning sat front row with actress pal Bel Powley. Meanwhile, French singer Soko Snapchatted the whole thing, and Salma Hayek looked alluringly chic in oversize sunglasses. Will.i.am was also there.
3. The Models
Iconic British models Jacquetta Wheeler, Hannelore Knuts, and Erin O'Connor walked in the show, which was set to traditional English songs such as "Scarborough Fair."
4. The Beauty
There was nothing yawn-inducing here. Perhaps nodding to the Gothic setting, models wore winged, white eyeliner, red eye shadow, and denim-blue lips.
5. The Collection
Gucci's creative director Alessandro Michele was inspired, fittingly, by England. The technicolor collection featured Union Jack sweaters, kilts over patterned tights (and paired with kitten shirts), a tartan ball gown, and silk headscarves printed with roses. If it sounds like a lot, it was: there were nearly 100 looks.
6. The Instant Classic
The embroidered pillows, which caused quite the Instagram stir, caused some to speculate that Gucci will release a home collection soon. (Fun fact: Alessandro has an obsession with interior design.) But, who could resist those rainbow-soled creepers? It is the summer of rainbows, after all.
7. The Reviews
The New York Times called the show "a charming and romantic and relentless (and sometimes clashing) mash-up." The colors were "as bright as detergent packaging and the styling as unhinged as Shoreditch on a Friday night," WWD said. Vogue described the show as a "very cleaned-up, immaculately made Italian version of the ramshackle scruffiness and don’t-care-what-anyone-thinks attitudes that actually characterize the British of whatever class."
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