- Gucci SS 17 -
The date is September 20th and the air could be sliced with a finely sharpened gold knife. Your Grandmother is drinking her 5th cup of tea in her pre-war home that is filled with prints. She has changed every light in the house to bulbs of pink, red, and soft purple. You don't understand or really know why, but she has just added 40 more pieces of patterned decor. Ultimately, you will discover she is preparing for the second-coming of Gucci, bitch. She has watched the fashion house transform from just ANOTHER luxury brand into a kaleidoscope of frilled dresses and metaphor-filled prints. While she tries to adore the fairy-tale Gucci has become, your preaching of the new Yeezy collection causes her to prepare for the rolling she will do in her grave.
Moving from your empty thoughts, she steeps her 6th cup of tea and listens to the ring of her gold table telephone chiming for attention. She moves across the rooms, placing her bottom on the edge of the red velvet couch, extending her neatly trimmed claws around the handle. As she lifts the phone to her ear, she gestures for you to exit the room. "The Gucci show is beginning," a voice murmurs through the line before swiftly hanging up. Placing the phone down, she begins to broadcast the show through a television channel for the exclusive and elite. The show starts and with each look your grandmother clutches her black pearls harder. The motif of the metaphor-soaked renaissance reminds her of the youth she spent with fashion friends who skipped shows to sleep and party. She was fiery, and she still is, but you rest in lazy dreams of the music star turned half-hearted designer. To you, she is gaudy and over-the-top, but she is actually a walking dream sequence of imagination you can't understand.
Look by look, she watches as the garments traverse through the inner-workings of all of her desires. Look 36, however, struck her like a bee sting filled with the Gucci vision. It was Johnny Cassanova - her longtime creative partner making his grand return to fashion after a 43 year hiatus. Now you understand who your Grandmother is and why she has prepared so heavily for this. Your Grandmother is Faustina Rose.