We at GRAZIA have noticed Gucci’s digging into its archive recently, first with the eponymous Jackie 1961 (Jacqueline Kennedy’s favorite Gucci bag) and Princess Diana’s, Diana Bag. Now creative director Alessandro Michele, who’s been at the helm of the Italian fashion house since 2015, is bringing back re-editions of emblematic styles from his early collections.
As a self-proclaimed lover of archival fashion, the idea of reviving classic pieces for today’s consumers naturally brings me so much joy. With Y2K fashion trending thanks to today’s it-girls donning Fendi baguettes and Prada nylon bags on their shoulders as if time hasn’t skipped a beat has caused a surge in early aughts fashion. In response, labels are releasing some of their once iconic items with a modern twist for a new generation.
The growing want from consumers and Michele’s constant inspiration and influence from the past in his work at Gucci naturally make sense to bring the past to the present. Michele (being the avid archive aficionado he is) took it a step further and released a full-fledged capsule of his earliest work on July 26. From the furry Princetown slides, we couldn’t get enough of in 2015 to the iconic Dionysus bag and much, much more.
Gucci continues to celebrate the house’s 100th anniversary all year with a series of events, including a Gucci Archive that opened in Florence earlier this month and an upcoming runway show in Los Angeles. If you weren’t able to get your hands on these legendary styles the first time around, now’s your chance to do so. Shop GRAZIA’s favorite archive pieces from Michele’s early days below:
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