Gucci’s Cruise 2019 Collection Was All About Death

Italian fashion designer Alessandro Michele presented Gucci‘s Resort 2019 collection last night, at the Promenade Des Alyscamps in Arles, France. The collection was inspired by a rave in a cemetery, fascination with death, and the idea that afterlife comes accompanied by beauty.

Gucci's Cruise 2019 Collection Was All About Death
La sfilata cruise 2019 di Gucci, Alres, Francia, 30 maggio 2018 (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Gucci’s cruise 2019 show was a stunning spectacle. Creative director Alessandro Michele invited 400 guests to the Promenade des Alyscamps, a cemetery in Arles, France, and kicked off the show with a line of fire down the runway.

Models debuted 114 looks that referenced famous icons such as musician Billy Idol and famed hat maker Frank Olive. However, in keeping with the location, the central theme for the cruise collection was death. Michele infused gothic romanticism into every item on the runway, from the accessories to the props.