Franken­fash­ion

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“We are the Dr Franken­stein of our lives,” cre­ative di­rec­tor Alessan­dro Michele said at the time of Gucci’s au­tumn/ win­ter 2018 show, which saw a model sen­sa­tion­ally carry a replica of her own dis­em­bod­ied head through a suite of creepy op­er­at­ing the­atres, a sci-fi fig­ure cradling a baby dragon and a model sport­ing a third eye. “There’s a clin­i­cal clar­ity about what I am do­ing. It’s phys­i­cal work, like a sur­geon’s.” But what of the good doc­tor’s clothes? Eye­catch­ing looks in­cluded kabuki-in­spired knitwear, babushka head­scarves, me­dieval chain-mail body jew­ellery and ’80s ruf­fled lamé dresses. Our favourite look: a sweat­shirt em­bla­zoned with ‘Faster, Pussy­cat! Kill! Kill!’ from the 1965 Russ Meyer ex­ploita­tion film, worn over an over­sized striped shirt paired with che­quered wool trousers in an early 19th-cen­tury style. The look was ac­ces­sorised with a red and green lam­i­nated leather mini bag and topped with a mir­rored GG jacquard wool bal­a­clava. Now that’s a stun­ning Frankensem­ble.

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