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Gucci Aria
Photography Mert & Marcus

Gucci beds Eurovision winners Måneskin, and more fashion news you missed

40 top designers are paying tribute to Alber Elbaz, and Miu Miu premiers its latest short film at the Venice Film Festival

It’s taken 64 years for the Eurovision Song Contest to be appropriately acknowledged for its contributions to fashion. And while ABBA never quite managed to score a campaign, this year’s sweat-slicked winners, Måneskin, have just been transformed into Alessandro Michele’s latest muses as part of Gucci’s Aria campaign. The former Italian X Factor contestants – who definitely did not do a line on live tele – have lent their glam-rock-infused, heavy-scented pheromones to the fashion house, posing for Mert & Marcus in BDSM leather harnesses, sparkly bell bottoms, and Donatella levels of eyeliner. 

And though you shouldn’t pit the girls against each other, lead singer Damiano David’s blustery marabou feather boas cast a deep shadow over Harry Styles’ lacklustre scrap of tinsel. According to Michele, the imagery “captures the revolutionary and joyful impetus of eros” – words which provide an apt description for Tom Ford’s tenure at Gucci, as does the band’s guitarist slinking semi-nude across the floor. See the gallery above for a first look at the campaign. 

Elsewhere, New York Fashion Week made a clamorous return to fashion season after a two-year-long hiatus this week. Collina Strada kicked events off with its farm-to-table SS22 collection, swiftly followed by Peter Do’s ice-cool debut, and Aaron Philip’s turn on the Moschino runway. Nensi Dojaka was announced as this year’s winner of the LVMH prize, while Teezo Touchdown became the face of Marc Jacobs’ Heaven. Otherwise, Brandy Melville was outed as a toxic and misogynistic workplace just as a sweep of OG supermodels spoke out against sexual harassment. Oh, and Jonah Hill stormed into the Whitehouse with all the energy of a desperately disillusioned, but It-bag-loving scion – looking at you Barron Trump.

Check out the gallery below for anything else that may have passed you by this week.