For those who love movies, Stanley Kubrick is a name that cannot be avoided. As one of the most prolific filmmakers of all time, Kubrick’s name was well-known not only among film lovers, but also among the general audience. His style is weird, dark and often frightening, but there is no denying his cinematic talent.
After watching a Kubrick film, faith in human nature will be shaken, the mind will be a mess, even insomnia, but there must be a voice in the head said: “This is a true work of artistic genius.” Kubrick’s ability to demonstrate that art doesn’t always have to be something beautiful or comfortable also made him one of Hollywood’s most recognizable directors.
“I’ve always been fascinated by movies because of their ability to explore the human story of adventure and drift. Through its vision of the real world, movies become imaginative and thoughtful. After all, movies observe human beings in such detail, so close to me.”
— Alessandro Michele, Creative Director, Gucci.
It’s not uncommon for designers to take film as inspiration and inject culture into fashion. Gucci released its latest image AD and the fashion show was named “Exquisite” to pay tribute to film master Stanley Kubrick, They include Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut, 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2001: Such classics as A Space Odyssey.
Alessandro Michele has taken apart, remixed, transplanted and reassembled his films to create exaggerated recreations and fill them with costumes. Try to create a bit of a delirium where Adidas, which has moved beyond sportswear, represents Victorian clothing, like a brand new character from the Barry Lyndon script. Madonna’s Laura Whitcomb dress, fitting for a Gothic scene in The Shining, or a soft tulle dream evening gown like 2001’s A Space Odyssey, suddenly swooned into a sterile, dark space. This situationist game is a mix of history, past data and experience. What was in the past explodes in the modern world. Everything can become anything, as in Stanley Kubrick’s famous masterpiece where bones become spaceships.