Gucci’s Alessandro Michele Turns His Fascination Towards Fascinators

Spring 2017 will be the season of the hat, you've been warned!

Put a bow on it.
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Put another bow on it.
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The future looks very chic from here.
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Red hot.
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This here is a tulle waterfall.
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Brocade and a bow team up for an outlandish look.
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Have you ever considered a pleated hat?
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The classic swim cap gets a patent leather update.
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Red hot and a little off centered.
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Only a metallic rain hat can compete with shimmering layers of lamé fringe.
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Little Edie would appreciate this head scarf.
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All tied up in a bow.
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Michele's version of Purple Haze.
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Here we have a red patent leather swim cap.
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A pretty pink turban for your collection.
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Prepare to break open those hat boxes, as a major topper moment has arrived. On the Spring 2017 runway, Gucci‘s Alessandro Michele brought his adoration for all things over-the-top to the tippy top of models’ heads.

From a satin turban in a cotton candy hue to a patent leather take on the classic swim cap, there was a really large assortment of headgear. Seriously, the hats ranged in size from a teeny, round red satin fascinator to a metallic brocade take on Paddington Bear’s hat. Michele even wrapped Gucci scarves around the noggins of models, offering up an Edie Beale/Grey Gardens vibe.

This massive collection of hats accompanied a range of opulent clothing that falls in line with the Gucci ethos, where more is most definitely more. That included a vast number of loud prints, with red flowers splashed across silk black blazers and coats of arms dripping down a sequined skirt. A few heavily ruffled dresses–reminiscent of an ’80s prom dress–were shown, as was a black silk gown with sparkling 3-D pineapples at the shoulders. One major silhouette to note were the sailor collar jackets, which draped down the back and offered a major dose of glamour. This over-the-top Gucci show certainly did not disappoint, and was a great way to start Milan Fashion Week on the right note.