Gucci Spring 2012 Collection
Ooooh, we like this one, darlings. We’re in the mood for an Art Deco-inspired collection right about now. Designer Frida Giannini took her inspiration from Deco-era architecture, especially the New York skyscrapers of the period. Lots of rigid lines and angles tempered by soft, flowy pieces, drop waists, and fringe; rendered in starkly chic black, gold and brilliant green. You can see exactly where she’s coming from and yet none of it feels like the same tired old flapper looks. It’s all thoroughly modern, Millie. Not a cloche hat or finger wave in sight. It’s more along the lines of the kind of embellishments you’d see in an old train station or hotel lobby. The styling is a bit too severe, though. It was a good idea not to be referential to the hair and makeup of the period, but the somewhat grim visages and tight hairstyles don’t sell the looks as well as they could.
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