The craziest looks from Gucci's flamboyant show, from diamond beards to eclipse glasses
Gucci's latest crystal-draped visions of librarian chic landed in Italy on Wednesday, kicking off Milan Fashion Week with the design house's spring/summer 2018 show.
Creative director Alessandro Michele delivered another glittering, maximalist collection, mixing retro '70s silhouettes and Elton John references with ancient inspirations, modeling the runway after the Tiber river and scattering "classical statues from different periods and cultures" around the venue. The show unfolded in front of an audience of Gucci's favorite celebrity guests, including muses like Dakota Johnson, A$AP Rocky, and Petra Collins.
Here were the wildest things seen on the runway.
Last season, Gucci send a model down the runway in a head-to-toe crystal bodysuit, later worn by Rihanna and Kim Kardashian. At Wednesday's show, the craziest glittering item was only slightly more understated — a glittering chin-guard, which is already being branded a "crystal beard."
Disney also made an appearance at the show in the form of a sparkling sweater featuring Snow White and her apple.
3D glasses and retro bangs
Michele was evidently inspired by the eclipse glasses everyone was sporting several weeks ago, sending models down the runway in boxy, 3D-style frames that seem poised to replace the tiny glasses in vogue this season.
To match the plastic frames and other vintage-leaning eyewear on the runway, many of Gucci's models sported side bangs curled into massive hair flips.
Many of the looks during Wednesday's show also featured glittering nude socks and tights — in one case, replacing this model's pants entirely.
Puka-shell necklaces may never come back in style, but Gucci's saber-toothed version is much cooler.
From layered patterns to full-body sequins, Michele isn't afraid of idiosynchratic prints.