Lights Out At Gucci Cruise 2020 As They Protest For Abortion Rights
The anticipated Gucci Cruise 2020 Collection finally happened yesterday, all thanks to Gucci’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele.
Celebrities like Harry Styles, Saoirse Ronan, Zoe Saldana, Naomi Campbell and A$ap Rocky were among the attendees at the larger than life event, which took place at Rome’s Capitolini Museums.
Alessandro Michele is known for his quirkiness, gender-fluid elements, antiquity and for Gucci Cruise 2020 Collection, he’s waving the flag of freedom through fashion.
He says, “I feel the need for freedom, at times I feel like I’m suffocating, and I need to launch messages through fashion. I have found freedom through fashion ever since I was a child, whenever it was necessary to speak up.
— gucci (@gucci) May 28, 2019
After all, changing our aspect is an indication of our feelings and those that do our job have antennae, and every time that someone tries to break them, I realize that they become longer in a proportional way.”
However, while we were all really excited to watch Gucci Cruise 2020, there’s just one problem – IT WAS A DARK RUNWAY. Literally, there weren’t even any spotlights to dazzle the outfits.
IM SO NERVOUS WHY IS DARK #guccicruise20
— camp king stan (@hxrrystyxls) May 28, 2019
Imagine waiting the entire time to admire Alessandro’s gorgeous pieces only to not be seen on video.
Sorry I know it's fashion but I don't get it, why have it so dark that you can't really see what they are wearing#GucciCruise20
— Kaz ✌🐸 🖕🦔 (@Harrygreeneyesx) May 28, 2019
The only source of light was from the audience torches!
Why is it dark? Why are there torches? The clothes are just 🤣 #GucciCruise20
— I_Saw_Harry_11.4.18 (@Harrys3rdNipple) May 28, 2019
But get this, Alessandro has a reason for the blackout. He told WWD, “To work in fashion is like being an archaeologist and discovering things, the flashlight helps find things that you can’t see and with it, you decide what to see and where to point the light — especially here in this place of wonders that hides objects found in the dark.”
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— Minnn (@minnnbo) May 28, 2019
He adds, “When I was a kid, I didn’t like luna parks or soccer, and I came here with my father. Then and now, I love archeology and art, I am obsessed with the antique world, it’s like an illness to which there is no remedy, I believe.”
It was a little hard to admire the collection’s exquisite details during the fashion show but you can definitely check the collection out at Gucci’s Instagram.
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‘My Body My Choice’ is a feminist slogan from the 70s which appears on the reverse of this jacket seen before the #GucciCruise20 fashion show by @alessandro_michele. This piece echoes the Creative Director’s continuing vision of freedom, equality and self-expression. Since founding @chimeforchange in 2013—the global campaign that represents and advocates for gender equality—@gucci has a longstanding commitment to women and girls by funding projects around the world to support sexual and reproductive rights, maternal health, and the freedom of individual choice. Learn more about the global partners for sexual and family health rights the campaign is donating to in 2019, which can be found in @chimeforchange’s link in bio. @museiincomuneroma #AlessandroMichele #MuseiCapitolini
On the other hand, the collection also featured a purple jacket with the slogan “My Body, My Choice” on the back, and a sweater emblazoned with the date “May 22, 1978,” marking the day that abortion became legal in Italy. A belted gown was embroidered with a flowering uterus.
Michele said new restrictions on abortion in the United States “made me consider how much women should be highly respected.”
“Sometimes in life choices are difficult, but I believe that it is the most difficult decision for a woman. I respect that decision. I respect that decision as I respect the idea that the uterus is a garden,” Michele told reporters after the show.