From the aisles of Westminster Abbey to an overlit surgical theatre, Alessandro Michele’s catwalk shows for Gucci are renowned for their dramatic settings. The creative director’s Gucci Cruise 2019 collection dazzled the audience once again, with a theatrical show set in a sprawling ancient Roman necropolis in the French town of Arles. The night-time show brought together a plethora of supernatural elements, from the numerous tombs to plumes of smoke, church candles and a haunting soundtrack.
Not one for holding back in his collections, Michele sent an impressive 114 looks for men and women down the catwalk, showcasing a mix of his signature eclectic designs. With influences encompassing everything from 19th-century styles to the 1970s and Victoriana, the collection was an amalgamation of whimsical dressing. The ghostly parade of models was arguably one of his most spectacular yet, with clashing prints and colours, capes, crosses and everything in between. Here we take a look at some of the stand-out looks.