Dressed in a gold sequinned fur-lined cape and a crown
Creative director Alessandro Michele’s latest Cruise show, based on a Renaissance rock ‘n’ roll theme, featured a number of musicians on the catwalk, such as Klaxons frontman James Righton, Italian indie singer Lucio Corsi, Dirt Hand’s Arun Roberts and most notably, Savages’ Jehnny Beth. The show was staged in Florence’s Pitti Palace on Monday evening (29 May).
The post-punk singer walked the runway dressed in a gold sequinned cape with a large brown fur collar and fur-lined hems, a gold crown, and red tights embellished with the repetitious diamanté Gucci logo. Other ensembles featured Michele’s signature style of wild beasts and flowers and some tongue-in-cheek bootleg references, with ‘Guccy’ pearl-studded motifs.
In an interview with i-D published today, Beth details her experience on the runway, revealing that there was no pep talk beforehand. “When I told Alessandro it was the first time I was walking a show, he said ‘even better,’ so it didn’t seem to frighten him at all.”
“If I can walk on people’s heads during a gig then I can probably walk on a carpet for three minutes. I was right,” she says.
And on how to encapsulate the Gucci spirit, Beth advises, “Not being afraid to look like a freak.”
Watch Gucci’s Cruise 2018 video here. Beth appears around the 2:47 mark.