Name it Hannibal Lecter stylish.
Gucci responded to criticism of its $900 balaclava winter sweater/masks design that resembled blackface — which the model apologized for and shortly pulled from shops and on-line — by sending out greater than a dozen eerie eye and face covers on each female and male fashions in its fall 2019 present.
Designer Alessandro Michele’s weird disguises ranged from “Silence of the Lambs”-style white restraint masks and spiky black S&M-esque numbers to molded shields in vivid inexperienced and pink. These weren’t festive, feathered Mardi Gras masks; they have been feature-erasing accoutrements.
The present, held on Wednesday in Milan, was the speak of the city and followers watched the reside stream in the Gucci tales on Instagram. Many onlookers had blended emotions about the odd equipment and some had snark to spare.
One puzzled “What in the vacation Halloween is occurring right here.” One other sensible individual acknowledged, “these are creepy, but cool, but waytoomuchexpensive.”
The large query is, will the firm really promote them? And in that case, will the Gucci Gang actually purchase and put on headgear that’s half Darth Vader, half intercourse and mischief? Both manner: Trick or deal with!