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Meet Gucci’s Genderless John Wayne
A new urban cowboy where blue steel is more about a fierce look then a cold firearm.
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John Wayne was the undeniable champion of masculine western style. He had it all, the perfect cowboy hat, that rugged western shirt, a horse and a leather gunbelt and holster. However, modern day connects of masculinity challenge this past archetype.
A new John Wayne stepped down off his horse at Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall 2016.
A Duke who is into raw textures, intense colors, allover studs on a loafer, tapestry and houndstooth jacquards and plush Horsebit loafers. He’s just as courageous as the former Wayne, but understands that gender association is a thing of the past.
Models walked through dusty red haze at the Gucci Fall 2016 show during Milan Men’s Fashion Week in the brooding hot-stuff that the brand has become famed for, thanks to Alessandro Michele.
Michele speaks to a change in society much like in Hollywood Westerns where cowboys symbolized the shaggy antiheroes on the fringes of society. The clothes went along for the wild ride ushering in the age of the urban cowboy, Gucci’s genderless John Wayne.
For is Fall 2016 collection, Michele introduces a kind of dressing renaissance, a new urban cowboy where blue steel is more about a fierce look then a cold firearm. His genderless, urban cowboy defines a very distinct juncture within the fashion narrative. This western individual fights gender stereotypes all while rocking a fur cape and pussy bow blouse.
Albert really was really quite ahead of his time with his John Wayne impression, huh?
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