FLORENCE’S GUCCI LOVE AFFAIR
“Did I build this ship to wreck?” Florence Welch sings on the opening track to Florence + The Machine’s new album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. The singer and fashion icon is often pictured wearing gowns that seem straight out of a Shakespearean shipwreck, many of them designed by Gucci. But the relationship works both ways: Welch also inspires the Italian fashion house. Former creative director Frida Giannini once told Dazed Digital that Welch “has that confident and self-assured look that goes hand in hand with the Gucci woman.” Perhaps it’s no coincidence, then, that Gucci was founded in Florence.
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