It's only been six months since Alessandro Michele took the reigns at Gucci. And in that time, the perception of the brand has shifted from lukewarm respect to straight-up fanaticism. In reviewing the fall 2015 show
, I expressed some disappointment at Michele's mastery of fit and his heavy reliance on nostalgia, but it's clear now that there were plenty other moments to grasp onto.
Flattering showpiece items (this silk georgette dress
, or one directly inspired by it, hangs in many a fashion editor's closet) strut alongside more affordable accessories, like jewelry and hats primed to amp up any thrifted outfits they're paired with. And then there were the instant classics, the eBay-able must-haves.
It's that last category that makes Michele a special kind of designer, especially for one who's helming a centuries-old heritage brand. He's about shining up old styles, mashing them up in clever ways, and convincing you that you actually love
something that you felt tepid about before. He piles things on, gives you more than you think you need, and in turn, gives you an opportunity to fall hard for at least one of his thoughtful details. Zoom lens, required.
With 66 looks each paired with at least a dozen extra accessories, there was a lot to take in. Here are seven moments you might have missed while experiencing the show online or through Instagram — just try and ignore that pull.