The Best of Milan Fashion Week, in Pictureson February 19, 2020 at 9:05 pm
The fall 2020 shows are underway in Milan — and T’s photographers are there to capture it all. We’ll be updating this post daily with notes on the collections and our favorite images, so remember to check back.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
In a scene worthy of Federico Fellini’s “8½” (1963), the Gucci show pulled back the curtain on the frenzied sort of preparations that typically happen backstage. On a rotating carousel, bathrobe-clad models were quickly trussed and styled by fleets of dressers in gray Gucci smocks before taking their place along the stage’s edge — a catwalk sans walking. The vintage-feeling clothes, which included heaps of big hats and opera gloves, were no less theatrical — there were frilly baby-doll dresses, bell-bottom suits in pastels and baroquely ruffled ball gowns, inspired, said Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, by the idea of a mother dressing her child for a special occasion.
Reporting by Laura Rysman.