Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele has been sharing his thoughts on London style and the Queen with The Times newspaper, ahead of the brand’s Pre-Spring / Summer 2017 show at Westminster Abbey tomorrow.
“There will be crazy Victorian pieces, crazy kind of schoolboy pieces, some crazy beautiful young nobles, some romantic punk. I have tried to put into the collection some of the pieces in my heart when I think about London,” he told Anna Murphy, continuing, “I try to mix together this crazy English aesthetic. It’s like a little poem to the city.”
It was confirmed back in February that Creative Director Michele had selected Westminster Abbey for the event, with a statement from the brand adding, “Gucci will be the first fashion house to host a runway show in this historic location.” The Times reports that Westminster Abbey agreed straight away to the Italian house’s proposal, describing it as a “new and exciting collaboration for us”.
“I remember once seeing a wedding outside St Paul’s, and there was an old English lady, perfect dress, and this crazy young guy, probably a nephew. This is London,” Michele continues in the interview. “That you still have the Queen in Britain means a lot. I think English people are very close to the culture and their past,” he observes.