Behind the Scenes at Gucci in WSJ Magazine

Gucci continues to be one of the most fascinating stories happening in fashion and culture today. It encompasses all the details of a good fairy tale - rags to riches, rescue, wizardry. It also represents something deeper going on in popular culture. There's so much more to get at why Alessandro Michele's designs are so appealing to so many people, particularly consumers 35 and under, who haven't been spending on traditional luxury brands goods. They are the holy grail for retailers, and they now account for 50% of Gucci's sales.

So glad I had the chance to write about Gucci in May's WSJ. Magazine. 

FLOWER POWER | Models wearing pieces from the fall 2017 Gucci collection, at the brand’s headquarters in Milan. PHOTO: QUENTIN DE BRIEY FOR WSJ. MAGAZINE

FLOWER POWER | Models wearing pieces from the fall 2017 Gucci collection, at the brand’s headquarters in Milan. PHOTO: QUENTIN DE BRIEY FOR WSJ. MAGAZINE

Rei Kawakubo Has Her Way with the Met ;)

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art gave Rei Kawakubo her druthers - and then some  - for its spring fashion exhibit. They offered the Met Breuer, she wanted the flagship. They wanted the lights turned down, she wanted the kliegs up, up up. Curator Andrew Bolton wanted her early works, she refused. Guess who won, without ever pitching a fit.  Live and learn from the artist / designer who never says yes unless she means it. 

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