To enter into the spirit of this post: Björk, The Gate.
After its January debut the Gucci Garden located in Florence’s historic Palazzo della Mercanzia has opened two new rooms on the first floor for Pitti Uomo 94. These period rooms are conceived to host temporary special events. First exhibit is dedicated to the collaboration between Gucci and Björk. In 2017 Alessandro Michele, creative director of the brand, designed the spectacular dress that the Icelandic singer and songwriter wore in her music video for “The Gate.” A luminescent architecture of pleated iridescent PVC and lurex organza, the dress took 550 hours to make and another 320 hours of embroidery.
The exhibition includes a pink organza dress, also designed by Gucci, worn by the elfin existentialist in the video, as well as a series of accessories and two masks made by the artist and embroiderer James Merry.
New is a film installation by the Italian art collective Zapruder in the Gucci Garden’s screening room. It is the second part of a series and it features the 12 tasks of Hercules equated to competitive wrestling.
During Pitti days Isabella Cotier presented an exclusive range of sweats, hoodies ad bags available at Gucci Garden gift shop. The collection features in eight gouache-colored line drawings drafted by the 23 year-old British illustrator who sketched in a playful mood portraits of people in the cafés, markets and streets of Florence.