Gucci, Fall 2012
Over a snowy NYC weekend a little while ago, I re-watched one of my favorite movies, Pirate Radio. Set in 1960s England, young Carl (the super cute Tom Sturridge) is sent to live with the DJs of Radio Rock, a pirate radio ship. Led by the inimitable Quentin (played by the always amazing and impeccably dressed Bill Nighy), the ship is home to a quirky cast of characters such as love struck Simon, brash American the Count (played by Phillip Seymour Hoffman which is reason enough to rent this movie), sexy rebellious Gavin, and the lovable but dumb Thick Kevin. Hilarity ensues, great music is played, and fun times are had by all. If you’ve never seen it, rent it immediately. What does all of this have to do with Gucci you may ask? As I flipped through the looks on Style.com, I immediately thought of those lovable DJs on Radio Rock. There are tailored peacoats for Carl, slim suits for Quentin, and cozy turtlenecks for Kevin. There are jewel tone paisleys that are the epitome of 1960’s England, colorful layered ensembles for Gavin, and even an olive green wool jacket with blue fur collar that screams “the Count” like nothing else. It’s that throwback 60’s attitude and mix of new and old that makes these modern clothes so cool. I know Quentin would surely be proud.