Style and Beauty

Gucci Spring 2011 Shoes

For Gucci Spring 2011, many have criticized Freida Giannini for having three different shows in one –  a tribal, a safari, and a Russian/Gypsy gone disco.   Her YSL references were so obvious that everyone pointed them out.  In a word,  the collection was incoherent.

gucci spring 2011 shoes

gucci spring 2011 shoes

The spring 2011 Gucci shoes were the same: incoherent and un-inspiring for me.   The cage shoes: nothing new, nothing exciting.  The velvet disco shoes: nothing new, nothing inspiring.   The boots: they are new, but nothing I would ever purchase.

In the 80s, Gucci had become so watered down by the style and quality of their product that they went nearly bankrupt.  Tom Ford arrived and essentially saved the design house.   Now that Mr. Ford is gone, I think they are headed back down that road.

Gucci Velvet Cut

Gucci Velvet Cut

Speaking of the velvet sandals that are popping up all over the place….never underestimate the power of the Guch to put some fancy on a trend. Via Thecut.

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