The international jet setter made her debut on the Gucci runway this week, complete with monochromatic pantsuits and accessories for the 70’s Italian glam fashionista. Color played a huge roll this season in bright pinks, cobalt, citrus yellow, coral, and turquoise. “Aristographic,” read the show notes. Taking inspiration from Richard Avedon and Gian Paolo Barbieri, Frida Giannini takes the audience on a journey of grandiloquence, to a time when rich sophistication and champagne were part of every day culture and elegance.
Ornate, tailored pieces infused with glamour were polished in the upmost levels of volubility accessorized with pieces designed to look like “fake Liz Taylor.” Makeup guru Pat McGrath brought the focus very clearly to a beautiful, dramatic eye. This was the first time full, false lashes were used on any runway this season. Much to our delight, McGrath states, “This is Milan. We’re not going to bore you with no makeup anymore.” Layering black and brown pigments and pencils on upper and lower lash lines, color was smoked out and topped with two pairs of full, false lashes. “It’s very Marisa Berenson but a little more natural,” she says of the glamazon look. Skin was luminous and cheeks highly contoured. Architectured chignons were sleek and perfectly structured with John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum smoothing strands flawlessly into place with flat-ironed points pinned to face upwards or downwards into angular cuts. This was the image of the ultimate enthusiast of elegance; a privileged summertime lifestyle of the elite.