Mr, whose real name is Masakatsu Iwamoto, creates anime-inspired pieces and is a former protégé of renowned artist Takashi Murakami. For the Gucci Garden Room, Mr transformed the space into what can only be described as curated chaos. “Michele gave me creative carte blanche to do whatever I wanted with the room,” says Mr. “I was excited at the fact that I could break and tear down the artworks as I pleased.” The result of all this was a derelict, almost dystopian room teeming with insects, plants and flowers. And, of course, his trademark Lolita-esque characters took centre stage.
“ALESSANDRO MICHELE AND I HAVE A SIMILAR APPRECIATION FOR THINGS THAT ARE NOT CONVENTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL. WHEN IT COMES TO JAPANESE CULTURE, WE’RE BOTH DRAWN TO THE STREET CULTURE, THE MORE ‘ BAD BOY’ TASTE, IF YOU WILL”