Alessandro Michele Challenges “Toxic” Masculine Stigmas In Gucci Men’s FW 2020/2021 Show In Milan

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Gucci debuted its Men’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 collection, designed by Alessandro Michele, at the Palazzo delle Scintille in Milan, Italy. Jared Leto, was of course, in attendance, as was Mark Ronson, Tyler the Creator, Marco Bizarri, and several others.

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Mark Ronson

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Tyler the Creator

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Jared Leto

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Jared Leto and Marco Bizzarri

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Jared Leto

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Michele played with the idea of modern masculinity, and how certain “toxic” stereotypes are forced upon the young male from a very young age, breeding dangerous traits like sexism, abuse and violence. Challenging this stigma, he presented the idea of it being natural for the male to live free of such constraining ideas of gender; that the male can be just as “macho” while embracing his femininity, which is naturally and innately within him.

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The idea of time and the passing of time was also prevalent, especially with the large-scale pendulum-like structure, centered in the circular space. Of course, the House always makes a statement—oftentimes, not just with the designs themselves, but quite literally, actual statements. This time, phrases like XXX emblazoned on bags and sweaters. Scroll to see some of my favorite looks from the show.

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