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RUNWAY REPORT.....Milan Fashion Week: Versace Spring/Summer 2018

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RUNWAY REPORT.....Milan Fashion Week: Versace Spring/Summer 2018


WHAT: Versace Spring/Summer 2018. The Versace "tribute" Collection. It has been 20 years since Gianni Versace's death and his sister, Donatella, who took the realm as Creative Director for the iconic Italian fashion house, decided to pay an homage to her brother. At the conclusion of the Versace Spring 2018 Collection, the curtains opened to show Carla (Bruni-Sarkozy), Claudia (Schiffer), Naomi (Campbell), Cindy (Crawford) and Helena (Christensen): Some of the TOP ORIGINAL SUPERMODELS and Gianni Versace Model Muses...in Versace gold chainmail dresses...

Bow Down to the Divas: (L to R) Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen--Versace "Tribute" Collection Spring/Summer 2018

 Gianni and his Girls: Gianni Versace and the 90's Supermodels including  (L to R) Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Yazmeen Ghauri, Nedege, Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Karen Mulder and Beverly Peel--Gianni Versace Spring 1992

INSPIRATION: According to the New York Times: Donatella went into the archives: a 10,760-square-foot storage facility in Novara, Italy, a town west of Milan, which houses 13,000 pieces by Mr. Versace. And she came out with a collection that would be a celebration of 12 classic prints her brother created between 1991 and 1997, including the “Warhol” (a primary-colored riot of Marilyn and James Dean portraits), the animalière (leopard) and the baroque (ornate gold squiggles). And while she remade a few pieces in their entirety, most she decided to reclaim via her own specifications: more day wear, sharper shoulders, fewer slits. What would her brother say about the result? Ms. Versace laughed. “Bitch!” Then she added, “No, he’d love it.”

Then & Now:
Gianni Versace Spring/Summer 1991 "Pop Art" Collection and Versace Spring/Summer 2018

Christy Turlington modeling  sequined "Vogue Magazine" Jumpsuit--Gianni Versace Spring/Summer 1991 "Pop Art" Collection and Kaia Gerber (Cindy Crawford's 16-year old daughter) modeling the Spring 2018 version, Versace Spring 2018

Gianni Versace Spring/Summer 1995 ad featuring Yazmeen Ghauri and Versace Spring/Summer 2018

Gianni Versace Spring/Summer 1995 featuring Linda Evangelista and Versace Spring/Summer 2018

Gianni Versace Spring/Summer 1992 featuring Linda Evangelista and Versace Spring/Summer 2018

Model Yazmeen Ghauri in Gianni Versace Spring/Summer 1995 and Versace Spring/Summer 2018

Models Trish Goff, Shalom Harlow and Amber Valletta in Gianni Versace Spring/Summer 1995 Richard Avedon ad, and Versace Spring/Summer 2018

Gianni Versace Fall/Winter 1997 and Versace Spring/Summer 2018

Collection Highlights:

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 (L to R) Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen with Donatella Versace (center front)--Versace Spring/Summer 2018


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RUNWAY REPORT.....Milan Fashion Week: Gucci Spring/Summer 2018

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RUNWAY REPORT.....Milan Fashion Week: Gucci Spring/Summer 2018

Gucci Spring 2018

WHAT: Gucci Spring/Summer 2018. Ever since 2015 when Gucci named Alessandro Michele as its Creative Director, he has transformed the brand, bringing in a vintage/geek-chic/retro/eccentric fabulousness that makes fashion editors and street fashionistas alike, all shake with excitement. This "Alessandro Michele" look--or "Gucciness" was in FULL GLAMAZON mode at the latest offering from the Italian fashion house.

Gucci Spring 2018 stage and runway

Disco Inspired--Photos from late 70's NYC nightclub scenes including Angles, Infinity 1977, La Farfalle 1978 and Studio 54 1977

INSPIRATION: The inspiration of the show involved "The act of creation...as an act of resistance", influenced by antiquity as it read in the show notes. This was highlighted by the runway stage which included to-scale replicas of tombs, statues, classical artifacts of ancient Rome, India, Egypt and Greece. The runway itself was supposed to represent the Tiber river (see the blue color!). But, when one finally saw the collection, it was more late 70's/early 80's High-Glam Disco than Grecian Goddess draped gowns...


Gucci Spring 2018

SEEN ON THE RUNWAY: 108 total looks! There was high teased & feathered hair, bedazzled 80's track suits, jumpsuits, 70's jigsaw puzzle leather bomber jackets, UBER large and wide shoulder padded jackets, lots and lots of SEQUINS(!), "grandma" sweater suits, "GUCCY" bags, 80's braided headbands, jeweled "GG" pins, "Devo" sunglasses, Asiana influences, medieval costume tendencies, snakes, bunnies, tigers, birds, horses...a potpourri of decades and style influences. 

COLORS: Pink, canary yellow, blue, violets, chartreuse, neon hues.

Collection Highlights:
Gucci Spring 2018

Alessandro Michele also paid homage to Elton John and the stage costumes that were created for him by Bob Mackie. Especially the shiny tracksuits which were a staple for the flashy performer (above right).

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