Gucci Gets Weird with Severed Heads and Anime

Fashion shows are home to both stylish and bizarre clothing designs, but the latest Gucci line has people talking.

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Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele said the show’s theme was influenced by Donna Haraway’s 1984 “A Cyborg Manifesto” essay. This meant severed heads, ’80s geek-chic, and granny ware!


In the midst of the unique fashion choices was a manga-inspired sweater.

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Gucci didn’t reveal the sweater’s inspiration, but the character looks a bit like Marie Antoinette from The Rose of Versailles.


As random as it seems, fashion shows are no stranger to having anime and manga-themed designs. Last year, Comme des Garcon dedicated their show to legendary artist Macoto Takahashi.

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In 2014, Comme des Garcon hired a model who looked suspiciously like JoJo Bizarre Adventure‘s Kakyoin.

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In 2016, Louis Vuitton strutted out designs based on Sailor MoonGhost in the ShellDeath Note, and Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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And who can forget Victoria’s Secret and their Rei plugsuit?

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Majored in Music @Duke, but realized that being a Jazz singer wasn't a real job. Now I spend my days watching anime and writing about the music industry. Glad to be in the new round of GB hires. Look forward to my coverage.
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