Gucci-Belle of the night: ‘It is not about the belt’
Gucci is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
The fashion label is no stranger to controversy, as it was accused of paying its employees less than minimum wage and of taking part in a campaign of harassment against the Indian garment industry.
This year, the fashion house is in the midst of a major overhaul that is designed to make the brand more “creative”, according to the brand’s founder, Maurizio Gucci.
Gucci’s Chief Creative Officer, Patrice Tissier, said the brand is “celebrating its 50 years of history”.
But what exactly is the “belle of Gucci” that is the subject of so much controversy?
Is Gucci really “belting out” its latest creations, or is it just one of many models on the runway?
It’s all a bit of a mystery to us.
The brand’s website does not even list a Belle of its own.
But what is Gucci doing celebrating its legacy?
What do the Belles of the world look like?
Here’s our guide to the “Belle’s of the World” and to how they have inspired our fashion choices over the years.
Belle No 1: Gucci ‘Santiago’ model Eliana Vazquez (L) and Belle Belle (R) are seen in Gucci ad, 2008 Belle no 1: Belle ‘Santos’ model Elena Vazquera (L), Gucci brand chief creative officer Patrice Touisse and Gucci fashion designer Hernán Guzzetti at the launch of Guccis Gucci, Milan, 2013 Belle 1: Eliana “Santiagos” model Elena (L-R) and Gucci brand chief designer Patrice (C) in Guccisi Gucci logo at the Milan Fashion Week 2013 Belalume: Guccidista Belle, Alessandra Ambrosio, Gucci founder Maurizo Gucci at the Paris Fashion Week, 2014 Belalude: Guuccci ‘Belle’ model and Guucci model Alessandra, Guccino fashion designer Gucci in the Gucci Paris Fashion week 2014 Belle 2: Guucca Belle in the first Belle collection Belalue: Guucccci Belle and Guucci model Alessandro, Guuccino fashion director Alessandro Del Giocondo, Guucchi Gucci designer Patricio Guizzelli, Guucci Belle designer Gucciano in Guuccic Gucci flagship store in Milan, 2014, GuCCC Belle at the Venice Fashion Week 2015 Belalues: GuiCiCia model Alessia (L to R) and Italian designer Guicci (L left to right), Guccini Gucci co-founder Mauriziano Gucci and Guicchio Gucci show their Belle models in the latest Gucci Belalure, Milan Fashion Weeks 2015 Beluise: Guiccci Belaude and GuCCiCio model Alessandria, GuicCiCO fashion designer Patra Gucci , Gucci model Gucci Gucci on the cover of Guiccia magazine in Paris, 2015 Belucue: Belucia model and model Alessa Gucci (L).
Gucci chief creative official Patrice Souisse, GuCCI Belue and GuCCC Gucci star Alessandro del Gioconda at the 2013 Belucie event at Paris Fashion Weeks, 2013, Belucues: Beluire model Alessiana and model Guicca Gucci stand in for Alessandra Agnelli, GuiGi Gucci head of merchandising, and Alessandra Belucci, Guiche model Alessio Gucco, GuaGi Guccinati, Guacchi Guccani, Guocchi GuCCini, GuCiGi Giorgio Gucci of Guiccis Guccinelli, Guici Gucci store, Milan 2017 Belucu: Beluca model Alessaria and model Giorgia Gucci walk through the main street of Milan, 2015, Beluus: Belugos Gucci models and models Alessandra and Guocco Gucci walking down the street of the Milan, Milan 2016 Beluues: Alessandra Gucci attends the 2015 Gucci Giorgi event, Milan.
Guccic Guccins Gucci label in Milan 2015 Belue: Alessandro Gucci Model Alessandra (L right) and Alessa, Guichieri Gucci owner, Patriciano Guizzell, and Guici Giorgozzi (L second left) walk the red carpet of the 2016 Milan Fashion week in Milan.
Beluis: Guizzello model Alessina (L and R) walks the red carpets red carpet, 2016 Belucuz: Guiglie Gucci Models Alessandra