The Blackest Parts of Gucci's PF17 "Soul Scene"
Gucci's released the PF17 campaign that featured an all-Black cast after teasing us with the audition tapes during Black History Month. The interviewer asked the models, "What does it mean to have soul?" and the campaign perfectly captures England's Northern Soul Movement of the 60s using Glen Luchford photography skills and Alessandro Michele's creative direction. Here are perhaps the Blackest parts of the campaign.
The Long Nails
There's no such thing as overaccessorizing. Though set in the UK, this iconic look was clearly birthed in Detroit-- the fur, the rings that serve as decorum for every finger, and the iguana to match. As Pops says, "You gotta coordinate." And every Black woman knows that a fresh set is the best way to top off any outfit. The nails are reminiscent of those donned by Cheryl Elizabeth Gamble aka Coko of the group SWV in the early 90s.
The Socks in Heel Trend
All that's missing is the ruffle. Little Black girls everywhere own the 'socks in heel' trend, as documented by every Easter Sunday ever.
Black people have the innate ability to move. It's no surprise that when discussing the Soul Movement of the 60s, Gucci had to host an epic Soul Train line equipped with b-boys, splits in air, and this intense vogue that Alton Smith is hitting (first picture, top right).
Hair that defies gravity. Bundles that would make Cher jealous. And the evolution of the high-top fade. This Gucci campaign perfectly embodies the diversity in style as defined by hair alone. After all, what's the perfect outfit without the perfect hair?
What are some of your favorite looks from Gucci Pre-Fall 17?