Everyone is talking about the buzziest film that just hit the big screen. Fashion, glamour, and sensationalised murder are all themes to expect when watching House of Gucci. While the plot’s meandering narrative and dramatization may have created ripples with the ones related to the Gucci name– the family, the author of the book –and not surprisingly– Tom Ford, fashion is perhaps the biggest takeaway here. Costume designer Janty Yates materialised the wardrobe for Lady Gaga as Patrizia Gucci, a wardrobe that is nothing short of extremely luxurious, demonstrating style that easily transcends current trends. Here are some of the iconic styles we can’t get over.
Tailored fits were peppered across the movie to make powerful statements.
The film was set during the late 70s and early 80s, Gaga was outfitted in structured archival pieces that surprisingly fit her like a glove, and you will know why. The era gave major precedence to accentuating curves with dresses, giving sharp custom-level fitting with expert tailoring. What have we learnt from this? Leave spandex to the sample-sizers and opt for well-tailored fits that will love every curve and edge– a reason why good tailoring needs more appreciation today.
Create flattering silhouettes with waist-accentuating accessories.
Belts are always a handy item to have in your wardrobe when going in and out of sizes, but here, it’s a style statement that adds more to the outfit than meets the eye. For waist-accentuating outfits, an accessory at the indentation highlights curves even further, giving it a finishing touch of sorts. Take for example the Patrizia Gucci’s all-black ski outfit, highlighted by her chunky gold jewellery and the belt that gives her black-clad form a break.
Aprés ski looks were seen aplenty in the House of Gucci.
The true essence of luxury in winter is arguably sized by the outerwear you decide to go with. Gaga was seen with fur aplenty, but it’s the trenches and the sleek coats that really cemented the appeal, proving that trenches have been at the pinnacle of style since time immemorial. As witnessed, camel tones and checkered prints for outerwear are always a safe bet.
The disco-era of the '80s brought on the bling, as seen on Lady Gaga.
You know how the '80s slid into party mode with disco changing the entire fashion game. Bling was the biggest trend, which is coming back into existence with Y2K style leading the way for post-pandemic dressing, where people finally want to unleash the pent-up energy of sitting indoors. Don’t be afraid to add some sequins and sparkles to the wardrobe, it’s been approved from the halls of Gucci.
Bags, Bags, and More Bags!
Patrizia Reggiani was seldom seen without a mini top handle on her arm.
The bags have consistently been the arm-candy in the film– after all, we’re talking of Italians and the legendary luxury house that owes its success to their iconic bags. Here Gaga’s permanent fixture on the arm is always a small top handle– mini top handle bags that she casually carries in the morning hours, while for the night, she has an array of sleek enviable envelope clutches to wave around.