FLORENCE — Gucci has unveiled two new halls in its Gucci Garden exhibition space here on Tuesday, the opening day of Pitti Uomo.
Located on the first floor of the venue, the new space will host presentations and installations by different artists on rotation.
First up is a setup celebrating Gucci’s collaboration with Icelandic singer Björk, which dates back to last year when the fashion house’s creative director Alessandro Michele designed unique pieces for the artist’s “The Gate” music video.
A standout is a luminescent creation that took 550 hours to make and 320 hours to embroider. The gown combines five meters of pleated iridescent PVC and 20 meters of pleated lurex organza, crêpe de chine and silk jersey.
A second gown crafted in organza and tulle is also showcased in the space, along with a selection of books connected to the imaginary world represented in the video and a range of accessories sported by Björk. These include two masks created by artist James Merry and footwear designed by Michele, such as iridescent leather ankle boots with removable platforms and ballerina flats in silver leather.
To complete the tribute, curator Maria Luisa Frisa selected a range of books, catalogues and magazines about Björk and Iceland