“The uterus is a wonderful part of the body and its femininity,” said Gucci’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, after he had taken off his huge black hat and sat down to explain his 2020 Cruise collection.https://www.instagram.com/p/ByBY_kuHD7-/?utm_source=ig_embedHe had a lot to discuss, including his choice of Rome’s trio of Capitoline Museums as a set, where the sculptures provided a dominating backdrop.
Past the heroic masculine statuary, with men’s rippling muscles shaped in marble, walked the male and female models. They moved in dim light, spot-lit by flashing torches handed out to the audience and their own iPhones.https://www.instagram.com/p/ByBEgu3FYhy/?utm_source=ig_embed
The designer spoke openly of his struggle with his own sexuality and his urge to offer, in his own words, “a message of freedom”.
It seemed a baffling choice to bring magazine editors, journalists and clients from across the world into mysterious semi-darkness. But Michele had a reason.
“My work is like being an archaeologist; I discover things I cannot see by using a torch in the dark,” he said.