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Gucci Spring 2012 Press Preview

The Gucci Spring 2012 press preview was one of my favourites.

Inspired by the early twentieth century art-deco era, Frida Giannini showcased glamour, Milanese style, so to see the collection up close was an honour.

I got to see all those gorgeous flapper-esque drop-waist dresses which we’ve seen on Zoe Saldana and Camilla Belle up close.

The dresses are very heavy, which is not really surprising considering the gold chains, bugle beads and sequin details that make up these stunning dresses.

Alongside the dresses were the heavenly accessories.

I saw the black and gold t-bar ankle-strap sandals which have become very popular with celebs like Salma Hayek and Charlize Theron. Seeing the gold ankle-strap sandals up close, I discovered that the detail was in fact a panther’s head.

Crocodile clutches, shoulder bags with gold chains, clutches with gold tassels, belts with gold buckles, snake-print shoes and jewelry were all on display.

You can see more close-ups of the collection below.

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13 Responses to Gucci Spring 2012 Press Preview

  1. Martin December 13, 2011 at 11:29 #

    Frida absolutely killed it with the accessories in this collection. For me, the accessories were much stronger than most of the actual garments presented on the runway (although there were exceptions, such as the dress Hilary Swank wore over the weekend), which tended towards boxy, weighty shapes and largely unflattering silhouettes.

  2. Molly December 13, 2011 at 12:24 #

    These are gorgeous. I’m drooling over the shoes and bags. Very Studio 54 look with all that gold!

    • TeaAtTwo December 13, 2011 at 22:57 #

      I would love to dance in that flapper fringe dress in the second picture.

  3. Jess2 December 13, 2011 at 12:46 #

    The accessories are amazing!!! They definitely get a gold star :P I do think they were superior to any of the garments but I do love the dresses Camilla Belle and Hilary Swank wore.

  4. Jones19 December 13, 2011 at 13:02 #

    I’m so in love with this collection, all the black and gold is like heaven for me.

  5. dee December 13, 2011 at 13:42 #

    Gorgeous collection. like everyone else said the accessories are divine.

  6. lelaid December 13, 2011 at 14:23 #

    i love that those are little panther heads! i always thought they were flowers for some reason? lol

  7. Pritha December 13, 2011 at 14:47 #

    Amazing collection and Amazing pictures.

    • Fashion Critic December 13, 2011 at 15:01 #

      thank you x

  8. TeaAtTwo December 13, 2011 at 22:55 #

    All that glitters is gold- this collection is divine.

  9. Raquel December 14, 2011 at 02:03 #

    Aaaaah. Awesome.

  10. JJovana3 December 14, 2011 at 14:31 #

    Im still not over this collection. INCREDIBLE, just incredible. Pictures are amazing, great job capturing the luxe and quintesential Italian chic.

    Love it all.

  11. trisha December 21, 2011 at 17:10 #

    I love the accessories, not to crazy with the garments though (they look very heavy)

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