Gucci is having one hell of a centenary (aka, the brand's 100th year of existence). Last month, the Italian luxury house presented Aria - a collection made in conjunction with Balenciaga (Michele preferred the word 'hacking' to describe this unexpected relationship between the two mega brands). Models walked down a camera-lined catwalk in equestrian-inspired outfits, soundtracked by a bounty of rap music namechecking the house - there was Lil Pump's 'Gucci Gang,' Rick Ross and Future's 'Green Gucci Suit,' and Bhad Bhabie and Lil Yachty's 'Gucci Flip Flops.'
Aria was a show that will be difficult to level up from. And with Michele announcing in July 2020 that Gucci would downsize from six shows a year to just two, there is only one Gucci show left in 2021. On 3 November, Gucci will show in Los Angeles - a city that he says 'continues to provide a constant source of inspiration,' and which has also played a profound role in the house’s hundred-year history. The show will also coincide with the 10th LACMA Art + Film Gala on 6 November, of which Gucci is a sponsor. After last year's online film festival GucciFest , perhaps Michele is hinting that there may be another fashion film endeavour in the works? Only time will tell.