Saturday, March 26, 2016
A Flock of (Gucci) Frocks
My favourite is this Gucci bird-embellished dress that looks like it has been customized because it shows on the runway with a considerably lower neckline and a less poetic colour:
It's not easy to incorporate a bird into one's look, as Reed Krakoff once found out.
Remember when a first lady hopeful wore Krakoff's $1K silk bird tee on morning television and feathers subsequently flew?
Sure, the price of the tee was an issue, but to my eye what truly ran Krakoff afowl was that the bird looked much more like a slithery water creature than an avian.
Gucci, however, is so confident in its iteration that a capsule collection has taken flight: the bird appears also on solid in long:
and on solid in short (well, "midi"):
And all I can say, per Fanny Brice, via Adele, is "Hello, goawrjuss!"