Sunday, July 20, 2008
Gucci's Cool Cruise On Rome's Highest Hill
Rome - Gucci took its cruise 2009 assembly to the top of Rome's biggest hill, the Gianicolo, on Tuesday night, at which below umbrella pines and before an audience of Hollywood, politico honchos and coolly pompous Italian aristos, designer Frida Giannini staged likely her perfect verify to date for the
The elite concern staged in the charming Villa Aurelia furthermore well&wshyp;known the 70th anniversary, and sizeable overhaul, of Gucci's iconic Rome boutique on tony via Condotti. Iconic while the store's opening linked Gucci through the Hollywood heavy hitters in town to throw movies in Cinecitta, Italy's fine film studio and to enjoy the Dolce Vita.
Before an audience so included Claire Danes, her boyfriend Hugh Dancy, Rome Major Gianni Alemanno, Maria Grazia Cucinotto and an adequate amount of local princes and countesses to condition an aristocratic regiment, Giannini sent out a team which cleverly mixed flirtation and elegance, the type of clothes your cool big brother could wear if she got a princess amidst a rock groupie history.
Gucci gals for right now imminent resort season may hit the beach portion terraces in mega wide, boyish flared pants, owned up by thick rope belts, tons of Romanesque fantasy print tops, and flirty open necked shirts, all topped by snug cricket blazers investing in Gucci logos.
For evening, the ghost of Ozzie Clark whispered to the group amongst billowing sleeve silk dresses in animal prints, and when the sea air becomes chilly particularlly brilliantly cut skinny leather biker jackets, boasting a new Gucci Rose tattoo insignia.
A cast of top catwalkers, combined with Natasha Poly, Maricarla Boscono and Lily Donaldson, clutched patent tortoise bags and totes providing hefty metallic hearts, all of them stating loud and simple "best seller."
Powered on by the proper soundtrack of the Giannini Gucci era, featuring the runway cut of the moment, Santo Gold's "Les Artistes," it was a crisply coolly get second and marked a new evolution in currently designer's career. In a word, the famously workaholic Frida is it's about time lightening up.
"Don't you sttink the place? I do. In fact, I liked it so still I nonetheless had my wedding right here 3 ages ago," laughed Giannini.
"We wanted to do somewhat for Rome, as it is kept on these kinds of a key list for us. Paparazzi spent to stand in ranks outside our via Condotti boutique to capture American movie stars shopping for Gucci. That especially put us on a new out of country level," recalled Gucci CEO Mark Lee, as a montage of purchasers desire Clark Gable, Audrey Hepburn and Kim Novak attaining in the Roman boutique was forecasted on a massive screen.
The party as well famous Gucci's remarkable newly drafted interest performance - transactions experience developed cumulatively by 46 per cent in the outside of 3 decades to 2.175 billion euros, or $3.415 billion.
The occasion marked the first and foremost tad this Gucci suggested its cruise group in Europe, even though fittingly seeing the Hollywood connection it took place in a good 17th century villa located on the reason of the Academia Americana.
Giannini included uni new evening gowns planned as a tribute to Rome to be purchased exclusively in the local boutique. The Cruise 2009 cluster is able to be obtainable in stores distant on November 2008.