Gucci is celebrating its centenary year with an impressive star cast of ambassadors including Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Dakota Johnson.
With Hollywood right in the heart of its fashion vocabulary, Gucci has unveiled an extravagant collection of sunglasses, dubbed Hollywood Forever. The collection is designed by Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s Creative Director (since 2015). His love for maximalist designs, baroque props and bright colours has translated perfectly into the sunglasses that are more or less works of art.
The collection, for women and men, reimagines Hollywood’s love for everything vibrant and grand. Every frame is etched with Gucci’s ‘GG’ insignia in a glossy gold finish. However, the key design theme on the sunglasses are the glittering pavé crystals, meticulously applied by hand.
Exaggerated shapes and sizes of the frames take centre stage to match with Hollywood’s jazz and retro style sensibilities. The black cat-eye frame makes a comeback from the 1950s. One of the trendiest eyewear silhouettes in the 50s and 60s, thanks to Audrey Hepburn modelling it in her popular movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). Gucci has given the cat-eye sunglasses a whimsical twist with all-black acetate frames and fully-embellished spiked edges.
Another statement-making piece is the geometrically-framed eyewear with bubblegum pink lenses. Contoured like large-sized hearts, it takes you back to the 80s, when bold, bright and oversized styles were the most followed dress codes.
Extremely attractive and aesthetic, the rectangular sunglasses are fully studded with crystals and a black-grey acetate finish. For a contrasting look, the lens is given a romantic pink tint. Another unisex-perfect style are the round-rimmed sunglasses that are minimal yet retro. Encrusted with sparkly crystals, the frames boast of gold metal finish and violet lenses.
The collection is now available to shop online and will hit select Gucci stores by the end of May 2021.