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Big Bangs theory: Gucci goes back to the 80s for Milan Fashion Week

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Published : Sep 21, 2017, 2:28 pm IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
Gucci opens with big bangs, wide shoulders and sequins; while PETA activists condemn the use of leather. (All photos: AP)
Gucci opens with big bangs, wide shoulders and sequins; while PETA activists condemn the use of leather. (All photos: AP)
A model wears a creation as part of the Angela Chen womens Fall/Winter 2018/19 fashion collection, presented in Milan. Chen only began showing in Milan this year. The collection she sent down the runway was prepared for the unexpected, with lots of bright yellow rainslicker-looking jackets and models wearing hoods cinched tight around their faces. (Photo: AP)
A model wears a creation as part of the Angela Chen womens Fall/Winter 2018/19 fashion collection, presented in Milan. Chen only began showing in Milan this year. The collection she sent down the runway was prepared for the unexpected, with lots of bright yellow rainslicker-looking jackets and models wearing hoods cinched tight around their faces. (Photo: AP)
A model wears a creation part of Fausto Puglisi women Fall/Winter 2018/19 fashion collection. The inspiration for the collection was Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, who wore a lot of black and white, said Puglisi backstage. (Photo: AP)
A model wears a creation part of Fausto Puglisi women Fall/Winter 2018/19 fashion collection. The inspiration for the collection was Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, who wore a lot of black and white, said Puglisi backstage. (Photo: AP)
Models wear creations part of No. 21. Alessandro Dell’Acqua celebrated his 21 years in the fashion business with 21 sheer opening looks for his No. 21 fashion brand. (Photo: AP)
Models wear creations part of No. 21. Alessandro Dell’Acqua celebrated his 21 years in the fashion business with 21 sheer opening looks for his No. 21 fashion brand. (Photo: AP)
A model wears a Gucci creation. Gucci's Alessandro Michele unveiled a loud and proud ode to the 1980s on the opening day of the latest Milan Fashion Week, with big bangs, square suits and enough sequins to drown a disco. (Photo: AP)
A model wears a Gucci  creation. Gucci's Alessandro Michele unveiled a loud and proud ode to the 1980s on the opening day of the latest Milan Fashion Week, with big bangs, square suits and enough sequins to drown a disco. (Photo: AP)
Gucci showed off a Spring/Summer 2018 collection that, along with fringed foreheads, had plenty of large round glasses, satin and even a striped and shiny track suit. (Photo: AP)
Gucci showed off a Spring/Summer 2018 collection that, along with fringed foreheads, had plenty of large round glasses, satin and even a striped and shiny track suit. (Photo: AP)
The idea guiding the show, according to Michele's notes, is a refusal "to turn the page and stubbornly dwelling on a narration that consolidates on the beauty of the show". (Photo: AP)
The idea guiding the show, according to Michele's notes, is a refusal "to turn the page and stubbornly dwelling on a narration that consolidates on the beauty of the show". (Photo: AP)
Animal rights activists, including musician Kris Reichert, center, hold up signs with writing in Italian reading; "Leather: a lethal look" and "I wouldn't wear animal skin even if I were dead" as they stage a demonstration in front of Milan's Duomo gothic cathedral, Italy. (Photo: AP)
Animal rights activists, including musician Kris Reichert, center, hold up signs with writing in Italian reading; "Leather: a lethal look" and "I wouldn't wear animal skin even if I were dead" as they stage a demonstration in front of Milan's Duomo gothic cathedral, Italy. (Photo: AP)

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