It’s time to explore the world as curated by one of the world’s leading fashion houses—Gucci. By Gayatri Moodliar
The brand has recently given its seal of approval to six places, branding them as ‘Gucci Places,’ a tribute to how they’ve inspired the house. Several artists were roped in to record their initial impressions upon visiting these places, using instant cameras to produce a feeling of spontaneity.
Here are the six places that could be exciting new additions to your 2019 travel bucket list:
The Dapper Dan Atelier Studio, New York City:
Built as a tribute to the couturier’s original boutique, this brownstone in Harlem uses special Gucci fabrics for his designs. Of course, there’s a certain amount of prestige attached to the fact that he famously designed for celebrities and artists during the 1980s, and that’s shown in the fact that private appointments have to be made much in advance in order to score a meeting for a bespoke garment.
The Gucci Garden, Florence:
A more literal display of the brand’s past is visible here in the exhibition space that sells items you’d only be able to find here. Located in the Palazzo della Mercanzia, this space only opened in 2018, yet it thoroughly narrates the vision of the house and is also a walk punctuated with vintage, retro ads and memorabilia of the brand.
The Boboli Gardens, Florence:
Behind the Pitti Palace in Italy, this UNESCO World Heritage Site perfectly exemplifies the style of Italian gardens with its grand, symmetrical features and layout. Plan a trip here to see the open-air museum with its extensive collection of artworks.
The Antica Libreria Cascianelli, Rome:
Fan of secret rooms? Well, the Antica Libreria Cascianelli has bookcase doors that open to secret backrooms. Along with an air of mystery, the store is also home to various original Roman manuscripts and first-editions. This space is also used to host book readings and music events.
The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles:
The resting place of the likes of Cecil B DeMille and Jesse Lasky, the location has directly inspired Gucci, as can be seen in pieces from its Spring-Summer 2017 Collection, which references the cemetery. It can also be seen in the recently launched Gucci Guilty campaign.
The Daelim Museum, Seoul:
The first Gucci Place in Korea, the museum currently houses Coco Capitán’s first solo exhibition in Asia, which has over 150 artworks done through an array of media. It’s to cement the brand’s dedication to contemporary art and design.