Exclusive: Gucci to Present Its Cruise 2019 Collection in Arles, France, on May 30; Nicole Phelps; Vogue

France – Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments

Gucci’s Alessandro Michele chose another culturally important site for his fourth Cruise collection for the Italian house.

Next May 30, the international fashion community will find itself in Arles, France. Gucci’s Alessandro Michele will stage the label’s Cruise 2019 show in the Provençal city—not at the Jenga-like Frank Gehry building going up on Avenue Victor Hugo, but rather at Alyscamps, a millennia-old necropolis and a UNESCO World Heritage Site just outside the town’s limits. Michele has chosen culturally significant locations for all three of his preceding Gucci Cruise collections: New York’s Dia Art Foundation in 2015, Westminster Abbey in London in 2016, and (when the Parthenon in Athens, his first choice, wasn’t available ), the Palatina Gallery in Florence’s Palazzo Pitti last May.

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