Final night time, Sabato De Sarno staged his first cruise presentation since becoming a member of Gucci in 2023 on the Tate Fashionable in London. Unforgiving in its industrial types—the gallery is actually constructed on an previous energy plant—this was an specific break from custom for a model that has beforehand invited vogue editors to the glittering environs of a mediaeval fort in Puglia and the Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. However in contrast to his predecessor Alesandro Michele—a folkloric scientist who will quickly revolutionise Valentino—De Sarno is gesturing in the direction of a grittier and maybe extra reasonable interpretation of what Gucci means to individuals in 2024: a truth telegraphed within the pared-back nature of final night time’s designs, which included mixed-wash denim pants, brothel creepers and workwear popovers in browns.

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Paul Mescal.

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Alexa Chung.

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“I owe so much to this metropolis,” de Sarno defined in his accompanying present notes. “It has welcomed and listened to me.” That very same pondering may be attributed to the model itself, which was born from a then-teenage Guccio Gucci’s expertise of working in The Savoy as a porter again in 1899. “The Tate Fashionable is the proper cross-section to relate town’s essence, with its nice Turbine Corridor that welcomes and gathers everybody, and with the Tanks, mills of concepts,” De Sarno continued. Amongst these “mills of concepts” have been Solange Knowles, Kate and Lila Moss, Paul Mescal, Dua Lipa, Little Simz, Alexa Chung, with Mark Ronson, Kaytranada and Arca soundtracking a post-show celebration till the early hours of the morning within the gallery’s basement. Scroll by the gallery under to see a handful of the best-dressed friends on the frontlines of Gucci’s 2025 cruise catwalk.


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