Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele’s most daring looks
In addition to revitalizing Gucci’s ready-to-wear collection, designer Alessandro Michele has been credited with some of the label’s most extravagant and fun red carpet outfits.
The Italian designer has stepped down as the label’s creative director after a seven-year tenure, it was announced yesterday.
With Jared Leto, Edward Enninful and Dakota Johnson among his loyal fans, the fashion genius became a darling of A-listers, with his treats often gracing the world’s most fashionable events.
Bringing his romantic style and fearless approach to gender fluidity to Gucci, Michele wasn’t afraid to raise eyebrows with his bold sartorial choices.
Nowhere was it more evident than at the New York Met Gala, where he gave Jared Leto a mold of his head as an accessory in 2019.
In 2020, Harry Styles found himself at the center of a media frenzy after he chose to wear a baby blue layered Gucci dress on the cover of Vogue.
Fashion Week’s darling told it The times in March that he loves to see men wearing colorful and flamboyant outfits including skirts or dresses to question the concept of masculinity.
“We invented the idea of ”manpower” in the 20th century, and now we’re destroying “manpower.” It means you are free. You are free to cry, laugh, hug another man because you are friends. The condition of manhood has changed,” he added.
Michele, who counts Idris Elba, Snoop Dogg, Jared Leto, ASAP Rocky and Tyler the Creator among his fans, said he’s happy when people use the term “flamboyant” to describe how stars dress on the red carpet.
The designer, who dressed Andrew Garfield in a pink embroidered suit adorned with flowers for a recent event, said flamboyant means alive and that men celebrate life and freedom when they choose to dress this way.
And the dresses he designed for some of Hollywood’s brightest stars have consistently found their way into the best-dressed fashion magazines, from Jessica Chastain’s iridescent lilac number at this year’s Academy Awards to Gaga’s purple haze dress for the UK premiere of House or Gucci.
In addition to revitalizing Gucci’s ready-to-wear collection, designer Alessandro Michele has been credited with some of the label’s most extravagant and fun red carpet outfits. Pictured: Lady Gaga wears Gucci at the UK premiere of House of Gucci in November 2021
Florence Welch in a Gucci dress at the 2019 Met Gala entitled Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
Jared Leto dressed in a floor-length red dress embellished with gens and poses with his head as a prop at the 2019 Met Gala
In 2020, Harry Styles found himself at the center of a media frenzy after he chose to wear a baby blue layered Gucci dress on the cover of Vogue
Jessica Chastain landed a spot on the Best Dressed list at the Academy Awards in March with this mermaid dress
Alessandro’s last show in September during Milan Fashion Week was all about twins and twinning looks, with models wearing the same outfits on the runway
Dakota Johnson looks ethereal in a dress embellished with gemstones on the red carpet for ‘The Lost Daughter’ at the 78th Venice International Film Festival in September
Kiki Layne wore a Gucci-embellished green dress three years ago for the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala
Miley Cyrus rocks a full floral suit and shoe ensemble from Gucci for the 2021 LACMA: Art + Film Gala
Lady Gaga in the pleated purple number she wore to the 2021 House of Gucci premiere, left, with Jared Leto, right, and Adam Driver
Jared Leto in a satin pink suit at the US premiere of House of Gucci in Los Angeles in November 2021
Model parades around a Gucci lab, reproduced on the catwalk during Milan Fashion Week 2020
Actress Chris Lee aka Li Yuchun at the premiere of Rocket Man at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival
A model in a striking Gucci coat on the brand’s runway during Milan Fashion Week last February