The 14 Gucciest Things That Went Down The Gucci Runway

Alessandro Michele isn't one of those designers who cleans the slate each season and comes up with a completely new idea. Rather, he keeps building upon the DNA he's created for Gucci ever since taking over the house in January 2015. His new signatures — things like florals, kooky sunglasses, unexpected layering, brocades, and glitter — are evergreen and seasonless, and every six months, Michele continues to push them one step further.

For spring 2018, Gucci honed in on ‘80s nostalgia — the hairdos, the toys, the characters. Watching the show was like falling down a rabbithole of the fantastic and the sublime. But beneath all the covetable jackets and bags (ones we'll inevitably see all over street style slideshows come February), there are items that make us go: "Of course this is in a Gucci show!” Here's 14 of those pieces.

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1. This hairdo’ is so ‘80s it killed the radio star. It’s both Melanie Griffith in Working Girl, and Motley Crüe; a feathered 'do that wants to be Lady Diana Spencer and then decides it just wants to ROCK! (And yes, we see those fantastic I just ate a popsicle lips and we can’t stop thinking about them either.)
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2. At first we thought this model was wearing double socks, which got us really excited —because if there’s something we love, it’s tszujing up an outfit with some sock action. But then we realized: It was a sock garter. A SOCK GARTER! How come we didn’t think about this one before?
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3. We’ve heard of business-casual, but what about black tie-casual? Gather ‘round folks, because Michele has done it again! There is so much good that can emerge from what first seems ridiculous: a pink tuxedo jacket, a red shirt with a white ruffled trim, a black floppy tie, and blue running shorts. This look rates extremely high on the Gucci-meter.
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4. Some of us really hate gloves and refuse to wear them, even in the most frigid of temperatures. These finger gloves (or are they individual finger stockings?) could maybe be a perfect solution. Plus, they're just so badass!
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5. The 11th Duke of Devonshire, Andrew Cavendish, had a penchant for creating sweaters with his own comedic slogans (he probably started the make your own merch trend without even knowing it). Last year, an exhibit was held that showcased his talent, with sweaters emblazoned with phrases such as “Bollocks!,” “Life’s A Bitch and Then You Die,” and, you guessed it, “Never Marry A Mitford.” He had, of course, married a Mitford. She had a good sense of humor it seems, and you know who else has a good sense of humor? Alessandro Michele.
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6. The purple velvet pants alone would’ve been enough to qualify in this slideshow, but then he went and paired it with a silk purple blazer with a sequined snake design and our eyes turned into double G’s. If Prince was alive you know he would’ve been like, damn, this man loves purple.
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7. This is extremely Gucci, but it’s also extremely important that this one stays on the runway. We’ve done this too many times, you know?
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8. Go ahead and buy that vintage tracksuit on eBay. Especially if you can claim your outfit is also an ode to Evil Knievel. America, yeah!
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9. SOUND THE ALARM, THESE VIEWFINDER-ESQUE SUNGLASSES HAVE A SPARKLY RED TEAR ON THEM. We hope this also signals a future where you can trick out your sunglasses. One day a tear, the next the “questioning man” emoji.
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10. The answer to the question Is there such a thing as wearing too many sequins? is no. It’s always, no.
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11. Half-headpiece, half-beard, and fully fabulous, this accessory is so new we don’t even have a name for it yet. A decorative chin band? A neck cozy? Either way we are pro glamming up as many body parts as possible.
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12. We would’ve expected Maleficent to be the first Disney character to appear on a Gucci runway (her look is very Gucci if you really think about it), and yet we saw this sweater embroidered with an image of Snow White about to eat the apple and thought, of course.
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13. A tracksuit that lets everyone know, Hey! I love music! is much better than the ankle tattoo someone on our team got to let the world know that very sentiment. Do you think this was made for Jared Leto to perform with this band in? We’ll start taking bets now.
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14. Again, the viewfinder glasses we love, but when you layer them over a matching hat inspired by the medieval mesh helmets of yore? That’s how you know you’ve hit the Gucci jackpot.