Unskilled Worker collaborates with GUCCI

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I am happy to report on the new collaboration with Helen Downie aka Unskilled Worker with Gucci. A few years ago Alessandro Michele discovered Unskilled Worker on instagram and the rest, as they say, is history. I was super happy to meet and spend some time with Helen when we were both invited to Milan for Michele’s first collection for Gucci. The collection includes 40 pieces including shoes, bags and accessories with the illustrations of Unskilled Worker. The pieces will be sold exclusively on line starting October 11th. Helen can thank her son for introducing her to instagram and well, what a great success she has had ever since.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.