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GUCCIFEST

OUVERTURE
OF SOMETHING THAT NEVER ENDED
THROUGH THE EPONYMOUS MINI-SERIES
CO-DIRECTED BY GUS VAN SANT
AND ALESSANDRO MICHELE

from November 16th to 22nd

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Gucci is pleased to announce that its upcoming collection, titled OUVERTURE of Something that Never Ended, will be presented by Creative Director Alessandro Michele through the eponymous mini-series in seven episodes screened during GucciFest, an innovative digital fashion and film festival running from November 16th to 22nd.

Shot in Rome and co-directed by filmmaker Gus Van Sant and Alessandro Michele, the seven-part film series stars the actress, artist and performer Silvia Calderoni in a surreal daily routine in the city, encountering a series of international talents and Friends of the House, including: Paul B. Preciado, Achille Bonito Oliva, Billie Eilish, Darius Khonsary, Lu Han, Jeremy O. Harris, Ariana Papademetropoulos, Arlo Parks, Harry Styles, Sasha Waltz and Florence Welch.

As anticipated by Alessandro Michele last May on the occasion of the release of his manifesto Notes From the Silence, the presentation of the new collection is a joyful and irregular new tale, no longer constrained by the old notion of seasonality, closer to his expressive call and told by blending rules and genres, feeding on new spaces, linguistic codes and communication platforms.

Together with the OUVERTURE of Something that Never Ended series, the GucciFest will also be screening fashion films celebrating the works of fifteen independent young designers: Ahluwalia, Shanel Campbell, Stefan Cooke, Cormio, Charles De Vilmorin, JordanLuca, Mowalola, Yueqi Qi, Rave Review, Gui Rosa, Rui, Bianca Saunders, Collina Strada, Boramy Viguier, and Gareth Wrighton. Proudly supported by the House, these talented emerging designers were selected by Creative Director Alessandro Michele to showcase their collections across the digital platforms of the GucciFest.

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CREDITSTRAILER OF EPISODE 1
‘AT HOME’ from Ouverture of Something that Never Ended
directed by Gus Van Sant and Alessandro Michele

Featuring music by @kimletgordon
Music: “Another Time”
“Quieter and Louder”
Written by Kim Gordon
Published by © Kobalt Music Publishing Worldwide Ltd obo Forgetful Songs [BMI]
Stills from set photo by Paige Powell

OTHER EXTRA
Portrait
FW 20-21
by Eddie Peake, Proscenium, Agatha and DJ Nailpolish
In a parallelism between the artistic dimension and the real world, Petrit Halilaj’s piece Shkrepëtima (2018) becomes the stage of a performance built around the figure of a dreamer, involving a dreamlike, ritual and propitiatory set up to address the rebirth and resurrection of the House of Culture of the city of Runik in Kosovo, therefore restored to its original function. It is a dream within a dream. Petrit Halilaj’s work, withdrawn from the exhibition, tells of a dream which has yet to come true.
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