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Gucci Shows a Spring Palette and Lots of Leather for Fall 2014 (Runway Review)

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The Scene: Anna Wintour and Salma Hayek were both seated front row.

The Inspiration: Frida Giannini took a very close look at the house's archives telling style.com, "I felt the need to materialize the essence of Gucci. A longing for precision [and] clean lines."

The Look: Frida Giannini opted for a surprisingly soft pastel color palette for her leather-heavy Fall 2014 collection. Equally surprising, especially given that the designer noted how heavily she was inspired by Gucci archives, was that she eschewed the brand's very sexy evening-focused signature, and silhouettes were more 1960s than 1970s. This season even had cropped-at-the-ankle jeans in a nod to its more casual direction and gowns were replaced with crystal bib minis. Shaggy dyed furs, fitted suits, peacoats, A-line pastel colored leather dresses, a boxy fur top, fitted leather trousers and arguably the best pieces, a series of horsebit accented dresses, were also in the modish mix.

The Accessories: Knee-high pastel colored snakeskin or brown leather boots with various blocked heal heights, horsebit loafers, colored aviators, horsebit jewelry, structured clutches and unstructured larger handbags (namely The Jackie).

The Beauty: The beauty look was focused on the eye with all the models getting a multitude of long faux lashes applied to their lashlines. Lips were kept soft, skin clean and hair was casually side-swept.

The Takeaway: It may have been a more youthful and lighter collection, but it was a welcome unexpected surprise.

images: IMAXtree

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