Gucci Spring 2012 RTW
Posted Sep 22, 2011
While Gucci claims that the fact that they are about to celebrate their 90th birthday next month, and the obvious references to the Flapper-Girls, Art-Deco, & geometric architecture seen throughout the Spring 2012 Collection (via Elle.com) is just a “Happy Coincidence”, it’s pretty clear somebody over at the House of Gucci is celebrating the “Jazz Era.” I was less enticed by the 20’s influence, than the few Halstonesque pieces that made their way into the semi-gauche show, adding a much needed Vibe of Cool-Sophistication (that kept the show from slipping down the “Costume” path it was in danger of succumbing to). I was stunned by the few solid black pieces with plunging necklines, sheer panels, and those gorgeous Gucci-Lines, and with the gold-tinged “Pompadours” and bleached-out “Disappearing Brows” the Gucci signature kohl-rimmed eyes, looked severely-chic against the nude lip/cheek. As usual the “Gucci-Girl” comes to play, she’s not to be messed with – She’s a Ball-Breaker (and she knows it). For more great pics from Milan Fashion Week, go to the Guardian.com.