Transparency is top of mind of Alessandro Michele. This morning, the creative director of Gucci released a video of his latest collection, titled Epilogue, which serves as the final chapter of his “trilogy of love.” In the 12-hour livestream, the Italian brand filmed a sizable crew at Palazzo Sacchetti in Rome, Italy, where slowly but surely, all were working tirelessly to build Michele’s vision. And for him, this meant changing the rules of the fashion industry, slowing down the process, and focusing on the labor that not only goes into making the clothes, but also the images created to sell them. To wit: What goes on behind the scenes is just as thrilling as the unveiling of the final product—if not more.
This outlook (or three-part fairy tale, as Michele calls it) began in February during Milan Fashion Week, when he staged his show at the brand’s headquarters, formally