Gucci’s creative director mightn’t be the first designer inspired by the legendary performer’s flamboyant costumes over the years, but he’s certainly the first to go blatantly gaga about it. And it seems the feelings spelled out in his John-inspired Spring/Summer 2017 collection are reciprocated.

If you’re hankering for an Elton-emblazoned statement piece, this season, you’re a) of magnificent taste and b) in good company: the Rocket Man himself has taken to wearing Michele’s handiwork of late, both on and off stage.

“When Tom Ford left Gucci, it all went very pear-shaped, a bit like myself,” said John while presenting Michele with an award in London. “Now you have to fight your way in.” We suspect the singer’s prime FROW seat is a given while Michele is the man in charge of the guest list.

Credits: Sevak Babakhani (photography) and Dane Stojanovic (art direction)

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