The fashion and film industries have always been inseparable. Starting from the Met Gala to the movie sets, the world of fashion and cinema intermingle. People have witnessed the bond getting stronger after Alessandro Michele took over Gucci in 2015. Thanks to Michele, fashion lovers have experienced a modern execution of the Italian house. On the occasion of its journey that has turned 100 years, Gucci celebrated the Love Parade, and Michele left no stone unturned in roping in some of the biggest names from Hollywood. The celebration was all the more special as Love Parade paid tribute to old Hollywood Glamour.
Michele Has Always Been A Fan Of Hollywood
Hollywood has always been a dream factory for Michele. Michele's mother worked for a film production company, and she shared some of her experiences with her little boy. While he was growing up, he was highly fascinated by the tales that his mother used to tell him.
From Marilyn Monroe's alabaster-like smoothness and Rita Hayworth's satin gloves to the velvet-like hair of Veronica Lake and the enchanting beauty of Rock Hudson, all these were nothing short of a fairy tale for Michele. He nurtured the dream of becoming a costume designer and joined Gucci in 2002 under Tom Ford. A promotion soon came his way, owing to his enterprising nature. Michele took the position of head accessories designer under Frida Giannini in 2011.
Love Parade Is Michelle's Dream Project
When Giannini quit in 2015, big names like Ricardo Tisci, Christopher Kane, and Heidi Slimane took over the reins of Gucci. However, Michele surprised everyone when he asked Gucci to be alive again despite being an unknown name.
Bizzarri challenged Michele and gave him a 5-day window to prepare for Gianni's fall 2015 menswear show. Michele had to arrange the clothes and models for the show, and how the guests would be seated. As he was in no mood to lose, and he gave it his best and won hearts!
The rest, as they say, is history. Michele has always been known for his revolutionary vision, and the Love Parade is just a reflection of what he is capable of. It's going to be tough for even the devoted followers of Gucci if they need to name an iconic item that the brand has launched in the last ten years.
Hollywood Fashion Icons Directly Inspired The Show
You talk about bags, tracksuit tops, or sneakers, Gucci under Alessandro Michele has brought in a revolution. His influence on androgynous fashion has created a deep impact on the minds of fashion lovers. Nobody, including Michele, probably ever imagined that he would take the fashion house to such high levels, especially when he was, at one point, on the verge of quitting the company. Michele's fascination for Hollywood is famous in the fashion circuit.
Michele executed his mother's working experience in Hollywood to perfection and brought old Hollywood glamour back to the forefront. It would be wrong to say that the influence of Hollywood was evident on the runway. That's because the evening was all about Hollywood and the Golden Era of entertainment. Macaulay Culkin wore a Hawaiian shirt to look like a sequined Hunter S. Thompson. Along with him were the faces you would usually see on any Gucci show, Jodie Turner-Smith, Jared Leto, Jeremy Pope, Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Steve Lacy, etc.
This is not the first time Gucci is paying tribute to old Hollywood glamour. Back in 2017, Gucci first came out with its unique eyewear collection. And the theme for it is the evergreen Hollywood glamour icons and their style statements. From the heart-shaped frames to the cat-eye silhouettes, the Hollywood-themed eyeglasses caught every Hollywood fan's fancy in myriad ways. The Hollywood Forever collection made a grand comeback this 2021, bringing back the nostalgia of vintage Hollywood, albeit with a modern spin on it.
The latest Love Parade spectacle took place under the flashing lights and palm trees, and everything about it was majestic. Besides that, the show also focused on the film industry's stereotypes. The cowboy hats translated as an acceptance of western spaghettis. A decorated snake looks like a perfect fit for Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra. What are your thoughts on the Love Parade's tribute to Hollywood? Don't forget to let us know in the comments section!