Creative Director Alessandro Michele likes to tell the story of elegance in completely arbitrary and unexpected ways in Gucci’s new men’s tailoring collection.
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A$AP Rocky, Iggy Pop and Tyler, The Creator goof about in L.A. in the name of style

The trio goof about with their pets on the grassy terrace, at the kitchen table with a huge pot of spaghetti, and in the lounge in the afternoon sunlight. 
ANCX Staff | Oct 06 2020

For Gucci’s new men’s tailoring collection, Creative Director Alessandro Michele called on three idiosyncratic musicians and chose to work again with photographer and director Harmony Korine to conjure images of an archetypical rock star lifestyle. The vision is a meeting of eccentric creatives in a Californian modernist mansion, located in Los Angeles, where the campaign was shot in February.

A$AP Rocky, Iggy Pop and Tyler, The Creator goof about with their pets during the shoot.

Among the bold architectural spaces and the wood, stone, glass and shagpile of this West Coast pad, musicians A$AP Rocky, Iggy Pop and Tyler, The Creator hang out with Iggy’s pet parrot, Biggy Pop, and its friend, a striking blue hyacinth macaw. The housemates goof about with their pets on the grassy terrace at night, at the kitchen table with a huge pot of spaghetti, and in the lounge in the afternoon sunlight. Together the trio have fun, and while each is undoubtedly a separate, powerful personality, their shared love of panache creates common ground.

Michele’s vision is to put together three cult artists who have distinctive styles.

Alessandro Michele’s eclectic vision put together these three cult artists, who have distinctive style, creating a strange, unexpected dialogue. “The result is a group campaign with three men who I believe had fun too,” explains the creative director. “There is always this image of eccentricity, because they are in fact eccentric themselves. A certain type of fun is also portrayed and the idea of how one’s obsession with appearances can create a kind of common ground that can become a sort of brotherhood. It was beautiful to see these three men together, seemingly different but very similar.” 

Keepin' it stylish at the kitchen table with a huge pot of spaghetti.

Michele is exploring the concept of elegance in the photos. “With these campaigns, I am working on different ways of being elegant, and these three men embody this idea perfectly. I like to tell the story of elegance in completely arbitrary and unexpected ways. Perhaps elegance is something in the air that sometimes you are not even ready for. Male elegance can be unpredictable and strange.”

"Male elegance can be unpredictable and strange," says Michele.

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