“AM I BLUE?”
(H. Akst / G. Clarke)
© 1929 WC Music Corp.
Courtesy of Warner Music Publishing Italy S.r.l.
Dear Shaded Viewers,
I just love these, so fresh and funny. Michele has created a late-night Hollywood talk show appropriating the format in a playful way. The five star cast includes: actress Awkwafina, actress and director Dakota Johnson, actresses Diane Keaton and Sienna Miller, musician and actor Harry Styles and the tennis player Serena Williams all joining the late-show host James Corden on the Beloved show as only Michele and Korine could dream it up.
The designs on display are from the four Gucci Beloved lines referencing the House’s past and how it defines its present. Each of the iconic bags use archival elements from a contemporary angle. They are all timeless and seasonless. “I’m really in love with my handbags,” says Alessandro Michele. “They will remain perhaps my greatest love, my favourite accessory forever. So it seemed natural to call some of the bags “Beloved”. The name was inspired by my own experience and the passion I have for my bags. ”
The Dionysus bag features two tiger heads in an ode to the god Dionysus, who, according to Greek mythology, crossed the Tigris River on the back of a tiger sent by Zeus.
The 1955 Gucci Horsebit bag features a horsebit, a motif that embodies the House’s rich equestrian heritage. This handbag combines archival elements and contemporary
details with simplicity. The GG Marmont is defined by the Double G, a stylised version of the House’s initials inspired by the archives.
Finally, the Jackie 1961 is known for its rounded and its emblematic piston clasp. This timeless bag tells a story that spans several eras while displaying a contemporary style.
Enjoy the films, I certainly did.