Ever since Alessandro Michele took over the reigns as creative director at Gucci last year, the Italian fashion house has experienced quite a shake up (and then some). His collections have single-handedly catapulted the eccentric geek chic aesthetic into a new era and now he’s taking it to show in the Cloisters of Westminster Abbey.
Gucci’s Cruise collection, which will showcase on June 2nd this year, will mark the first time a fashion house has been permitted to show at Westminster Abbey. The 1,000-year-old landmark certainly makes a change from the industrially-styled backdrops favoured by Michele for his collections so far, but he claims that its gothic architecture will make for a ‘magical’ venue. I couldn’t agree more.
Westminster Abbey has previously played host to some of the most famous events in British history, such as the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge five years ago, and it is also the burial site of some of the most famous names in history: Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Geoffrey Chaucer. No pressure then.
But just remember, we’re talking about the man who delivered his first menswear collection in just 5 days (and yes, it was stupendous). No doubt, Michele will put on a spectacular show at the abbey and I can’t wait to see collection. Roll on June 2.
By Sarika Thapa
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