Over the weekend, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art held its annual Art + Film Gala that brings together art, film, entertainment, and fashion’s finest, including Gucci. The Italian House used the occasion to unveil its first eveningwear collection under Sabato de Sarno’s creative direction, titled Ancora Notte.
Following De Sarno’s debut last fashion month, Gucci Ancora has evolved into Ancora Notte – Ancora meaning again in Italian, Notte meaning night. The debut was one of Fashion Week’s most anticipated shows. De Sarno did not disappoint by taking inspiration from Gucci’s archives and redefining modern House codes, notably introducing the Gucci Ancora Rosso motif.
Just like the September show, the LACMA Gala-unveiled collection also found its footing deep in the Gucci archives. Minaudière bags were seen as a throwback to the ‘50s, while crepe dresses fed us all the ‘90s nostalgia we could possibly eat up.
De Sarno also served up embellished slit dresses, as well as adding lace and fringe details to other flowy dresses, while white-lined suits provided a menswear solution. The designs were reminiscent of Gucci’s SS24 collection, though the eveningwear collection highlights the freedom of dress that accompanies the post-sunset ambience.
New Gucci faces that made their runway debut for the brand last season were seen wearing the eveningwear collection, as well as top models Mariacarla Boscono, Vittoria Ceretti and more. It wasn’t just models that rocked up to the function though, with guests including A$AP Rocky, Billie Eilish, Emma Chamberlain, Keanu Reeves, Pedro Pascal, and Elliot Page, just to drop a few names.
Sabato De Sarno’s debut Gucci eveningwear collection at the LACMA Art + Film Gala was a star-studded affair – and we’re not just talking about the faces that were there.
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