Gucci presents its SS 2019 show at Theatre Le Palace, Paris
October 8, 2018: Gucci presented its Spring-Summer collection at the historic location of Théâtre Le Palace in Paris. This collection was the last leg of the three-part homeage to France and the location seemed the best place to conclude it. Gucci began its tryst with France with its Pre-Fall collection in Jaunary recalling the student protests of 1968, and then Arles in the Cruise 2019 show.
The last show was presented as a tribute to Leo de Berardinis and Perla Peragallo, who have been the most passionate and transgressive, the most decadent and irregular dioscuri of the Italian experimental theatre.
Their “theatre of contradiction” has been a place of permanent dissent. Their idea of theatre actually dares the established immobility, conformism and power. An anarchist and libertarian eye, wide open to the stream of life. Inspired so, the collection took us back to the 1970s and 80s. It was a theatre of contaminations, allegedly irrational and unstructured, that produces epiphanies and detonations.
The collection was inspired by not only Leo and Perla, but it also has references of Shakespeare, Rimbaud, Strindberg and Majakovskij. Frills, vivid colors, combining atypical motifs and silhouettes ruled the stage.