Gucci Beloved: Alessandro Michele’s Bag Icons
Beloved by name, beloved by nature... Alessandro Michele’s latest Gucci concept revisits four of the house’s accessories icons, celebrating the unique personalities they’ve come to embody.
A style of continuous reinvention, the shapeshifting GG Marmont is characterful and versatile, yet assured. In emerald green – exclusive to Harrods, she’s the leading lady of the quartet. Like actress Simone Ashley, she owns the spotlight wherever she goes.
Past meets present meets future in the equestrian Gucci Horsebit 1955 satchel. Like singer-songwriter Connie Constance, she’s ready for her big solo – singing her individuality in eye-catching fashion this summer thanks to a host of new hues.
A heritage silhouette, revived from the Gucci archives and reintroduced for Autumn/Winter 2020, the non-binary Jackie 1961 – a favourite of Harry Styles and visual director Thomas Kwofie – is modern and nostalgic all at once.
Namesake to Dionysus – the Ancient Greek deity of wine, theatre and spectacle, who crossed the river Tigris on a tiger sent to him by Zeus, the opulent Gucci Dionysus is characterised by a tiger-head closure and a fierce fashion attitude. Artist Christabel MacGreevy can relate.