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Gucci Starts a New Story with Its Epilogue Collection

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

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The story behind the fashion-forward costumes in The Politician

THE POLITICIAN Netflix - Nicole Rivelli/Netflix
THE POLITICIAN Netflix – Nicole Rivelli/Netflix

In the days before streaming giants took over our tellies, TV shows were distinctly unglamorous. Small productions meant small-screen stars and small budgets to match. But in this era of the super-streamers, the TV show has been elevated to blockbuster standing, with everything turned up several notches, from casting to costumes. 

Netflix’s The Politician declared its fashion intent in the pilot episode. Gwyneth Paltrow poolside in a flowing emerald green kaftan and wrists heavy with gold and turquoise jewellery, or gardening in a scarlet red gown, matching gloves and ruby earrings the size of boiled sweets. Lucy Boynton in mourning in a frill-fronted white blouse layered under a pinafore dress, a bow tied at the collar. Julia Schlaepfer scheming in a coral twinset and pearls. Jessica Lange making a scene armed with a power blowdry and oversized Jackie-O-meets-JLo sunglasses. 

The plotlines, which follow Ben

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