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Clever Couture: Gucci from catwalk to high street

Niamh O'Rourke

Published 11/02/2011 | 05:00

Jumpsuit by Limited
Collection, €109 at
Marks & Spencer, 24-29
Mary Street, Dublin 1 and
branches; ?Ring with chain
detail, €34 at Dune,
Dundrum Town Centre,
Dublin 14; Blue suede heels,
€121; gold plated belt,
€18; tarnished box bag,
€68, all at Topshop.com
Jumpsuit by Limited Collection, €109 at Marks & Spencer, 24-29 Mary Street, Dublin 1 and branches; ?Ring with chain detail, €34 at Dune, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14; Blue suede heels, €121; gold plated belt, €18; tarnished box bag, €68, all at Topshop.com

Gucci is synonymous with glamour and what better decade for the Italian label to hop in to bed with than the 1970s. The designer, Frida Giannini, cited fashion photographers of the era such as Guy Bourdin plus the exoticism of Marrakech as her inspirations. Alternatively, think Bianca Jagger at Studio 54 and you'll have it nailed.

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A key player in this look is the jumpsuit. The all-in-one has many guises but none is more louche and downright sexy than the satin version. This one from Marks & Spencer is perfect with its tapered leg, cutaway halter neck and jewel tone, colour blocking.

Slick hair, strong make-up with a high-impact ruby lip and plenty of gold accessories will complete the glamazon feel. Plus these Topshop sandals are deliciously similar to Gucci's. Who needs buckets of cash when you have high-street know-how?

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