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Gucci AW14

Mods in a My Little Pony pastel palette of leather dresses, python boots and monster furs

Initial reaction:

If a Swinging London mod girl from the 1960s was stuck in a My Little Pony colour palette and took a trip to Rome to smarten up her look for bar-hopping on Via Veneto.


Warpaint "Love Is To Die", Ladytron "He Took Her to a Movie", Charlotte Gainsbourg "Hey Joe" – all perfect dreamer girl staples to waft around wearing those pastel beavers. 

Stand out look:

A pale blue A-line dress in the butteriest (yes, that is a made-up word) nappa leather with ruffles down the front bib.  It can't be called baby blue when rendered in leather like this.    

How they wore it:

Rumpled post-beehive hair and thick goggle-esque tinted sunglasses edged with metal to hide what happened the night before and sturdy go-go boots that go from day to night depending on if you opt for pastel-hued leather, black patent or slinky python.  

Where was the glamour:

It was a surprisingly demure turn for Frida Giannini, who often mines the 1970s era of Gucci's archives for a heavy dose of glamour.  Case in point – the stray pair of jeans in the second look. Still eveningwear was addressed by a sparkly set of Courrèges-esque minidresses. This was Giannini's reinterpretation of the youthquake.  

Models: Vanessa Axente (@VanessaAxente) , Amanda Wellsh (@amandawellsh), Bette Franke (@Bette_Franke), Joan Smalls (@Joansmalls), Sigrid Agren (@sigridagren), Kate Grigorieva, Julia Nobis, Suvi Koponen (@SuviRiggs), Elodia Prieto (@Elodiaprieto), Zuzanna Bijoch (@BijochZuzanna), Leila Nda, Kasia Struss (@kasiastruss), Daria Strokous (@DariaStrokous), Nadja Bender (@nadjabender), Elisabeth Erm, Josephine Le Tutour (@JosephineLT_), Samantha Gradoville (@samgradoville), Auguste Abeliunaite (@msaugustina)