Alessandro Michele 's Gucci : Nature has not given us an untouchable boday
“Nature has not given us an untouchable body,” Michele argued, talking about the relationship between “what we are and what we want to become.” He alluded to that notion in typical Gucci outfits covered in nude transparent tulle chrysalises that looked as if they were about to be shed, and in various reptilian and alien motifs. But to be honest, at this stage in his wildly successful reign at Gucci there’s no need to force parallels between Michele’s theatrics and the clothes he fills them with. He is, by now, a master retailer: the wizard of retail, who simply wafts in, whooshes his cape and sprinkles magic potions all over the place. Those potions are his observations, like this one, which entirely backed up that notion: “I thought it’s a beautiful idea,” he said of all the transformation, “because fashion is not simply what you wear or an instrument to generate business. It’s something more. You are thinking I’m being obvious but this is my approach.”
In other words, if the Gucci empire he has built is sometimes accused of not changing - or moving on from Michele’s founding ideas - it’s because his success lies in simply expanding on that aesthetic, and using his shows as a platform for philosophical matters relating to these dynamic times in which we find ourselves.