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Clever couture: Gucci from catwalk to high street

Published 09/04/2010 | 05:00

Jewelled dress, €325 and
sandal, €175 both at Karen
Millen
Jewelled dress, €325 and sandal, €175 both at Karen Millen

Gucci is synonymous with glamour. The label's signature style, bodycon dresses, are enjoying the limelight due to fashion's current love affair with form-fitting shapes.

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Robot-inspired detailing has been working its way up the trend ladder for a few seasons. Who could forget Balenciaga's glistening gold metal leggings from Spring / Summer 2007 which catapulted the android look into a whole new realm? Sparkling, metal hardware is the embellishment of choice. Graphic lines, cut-out detailing and sharp silhouettes add oomph to the futuristic style.

Gucci's use of steely colour, from ice white to gunmetal grey and dark graphite, gives a flawlessly chic feel to the collection, while the super slick side-parted hair, clean make-up and killer heels finish the look with a razor-sharp edge.

Irish Independent

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