Alessandro Michele is officially a shoe fiend. For spring ’17, Gucci’s creative director showed a whopping 16 dramatically different (not to mention wildly eccentric) footwear styles. Here’s your cheat sheet.
Platform horsebit loafer: The house classic was given extra lift. Some versions were embellished, while others were kept spiffy in classic leathers.
T-strap pumps: Shown in-house hues with an ornate brass brooch at the toe.
Two-strap stilettos: Lest these be too common, they were styled with latex or leather leggings in a pop contrast hue.
Decked-out platforms: Toughened up with punkish studding, these loafers were anything but staid. They looked as though they were designed with street-style stars in mind.
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Square-toe loafers: This subtle tweak gave the classic a more Seventies verve.
Tri-strap flatforms: These referenced Geisha styles in silhouette and were done in bold material and color clashes. Note the curved v-vamp.
Buckled flatforms boots: This quirky style was done in pale parents.
Velvet flatform smoking slippers: With embroidered emblem on the toe.
And a flat version, too
White patent pumps: This retro style is where tacky and cool meet.
Bijoux bowed pumps: With high vamp and vintage embellishment.
Hybrid boots: This platform-meets-sandal style was done in a custom floral print to mimic a sockette.
Tied and tasseled pumps
Satin bowed pumps