Their Milan show might have been dark, but it was far from dreary.
With the Oscars just days away, Italian powerhouse Gucci unveiled an ultra glamorous array of floor-length, billowing dresses in midnight hues.
"This is modern-day romanticism," designer Frida Giannini said. "A dramatic sensuality, a dark glamour with subtle tones of provocative intellect."
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The offerings in black, forest green and plum had been designed with decadence in mind – fur, silk, velvet and leather all adorned Edwardian-esque layered ensembles.
The sultry show kicked off Milan Fashion Week, following on from the headline-grabbings antics of London.
Plum lipstick, leather capes and moody lighting all complemented the noir feel of the presentation.