Posts Tagged ‘frida giannini’
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then clearly I have free rein to equate Giannini’s Spring ’14 collection to a fluffy, pink flamingo. Sure, the birds are missing some sequins and swag, but all in all the association is uncanny. It’s one of those moments when an ink blot of the pink flamingo would prompt the fashion victim to blurt out, “Why doc, that’s easy. Gucci Spring 2014. What do I win, what do I win??!!”
No victims here, though, as Giannini continues to explore the boudoir where she left off in Spring 2012 (perhaps a pregnancy suffices to explain the temporary departure from sexiness in between yesterday and tomorrow; I said flamingo, not stork). These roaring 20s inspired silhouettes have me picturing Kay Francis swathed in flouncy sleeves and pearls, trying to light a cigarette with one of those oversized lighters that dubbed as a paperweight held in both hands. So, flamingos, Kay Francis and Gucci. Someone diagnose me, please. I have a severe case of FABULOUS.
Last night before I went to bed twitter was all about Troy Davis. This morning it’s all about Milan. Well, on Eurotrash it was always all about Gucci. After flipping through Frida’s 90th Anniversary collection I got the kind of satisfaction only Tom Ford could elicit. Really. Details like Python zebra stripes, eyelash fringe and gold, gold, gold gilded everything was enough glamour to sink the Titanic. Her jackets were cropped and collarless, just like the ones you’d find in your grandma’s closet (or at least the kind I find). Colours were decadent: emerald, gold, black and white with hints of rusty orange. Let me put it to you simply, if Joan Crawford kissed Technicolor the result would be Gucci’s Spring 2012 ready-to-wear.