Gucci Spring 2012 RTW

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 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