Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey, How To Be Single star) appeared Wednesday night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon wearing a frothy red and pink chiffon Gucci confection. It is not the first time the actress has appeared in Gucci, (here, here, here) and has been seen front-row at the Gucci Cruise 2016 runway show (here). Apparently she loves Gucci just as much as the world’s fashion trendsetters, do.
Allesandro Michele—newly appointed Creative Director at the helm of Gucci—says of his vision for the company, Night and day. I am trying to cause a little revolution inside the company—to push another language, a different way to talk about beauty and sexiness, which is an old word. It’s about sensuality now. When I started the first collection, I was thinking not in terms of fashion but in terms of attitude…that sense of beauty which I tried to find for an old and beautiful and charming brand like Gucci.
With his debut womenswear collection for Fall 2 015 a hit, and the recently released Resort/Spring 2016 line unveiled, Michele has fashion editors talking about him as much as his quirky and whimsical designs. The current enthusiasm, nay, obsession, over the once languishing label has seen fashion buyers swooning and snapping up runway looks and accessories; and women donning colourful florals, pussy-bow blouses horse-bit-detailed loafers, and selling out the Dionysus bag on Net-A-Porter (here). Not at all bad for the virtually unknown 42-year old who ascended to the position after 12 years of working in Gucci’s iconic accessory division.
I’m a lover of beautiful things, I walk down the street and I fall in love with everything. I love couture, but the other side of me loves the street, and I think the mix of these two can create something new.
Here are some pieces we wouldn’t mind wearing:
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (see here); Inside the House of Gucci: Meet the New Creative Director, by Hamish Bowles (here); How To Be Single (trailer here); Image:Close-Up of Dakota’s Gucci Dress, Kate Young.