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TT Vol. 49
Gucci FW21, French Tacos & Tiffany Art Direction
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We need to buy a car soon, and in typical fashion, Raquel has a small Instagram album dedicated to the search. She calls it Cute Zooms 🚗:
Raquel is clearly ready to retire to Palm Beach, or perhaps go on a safari. I’ve been gravitating more towards a Range Rover P38 even though (1) we can’t afford one and (2) we would need to buy a second one for parts.
I’d love to get into something electric like this new Volkswagen ID.4, but I’m not quite sure how I would charge it here in NYC. They also aren’t available used yet, which we prefer over buying brand new.
And, all the used car platforms like Carvana have almost no inventory! If anyone has an opinion on what we should buy, let us know!
Gucci is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and has a lot going on. House of Gucci, starring Adam Driver and Lady Gaga, will be released this Fall and will depict the real life events that saw Maurizio Gucci’s attempted murder by his ex-wife.
Their latest show saw them “quoting” (to use the phrase from the show notes) fellow Kering brand Balenciaga. The below look best summarizes the Gucci-Balenciaga mash up meets Hermès horse bit bondage:
Gucci continues to find itself pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a luxury fashion brand, as it expands into film, digital sneakers and beyond.
New York “It-Brand” Bode had a much lower key show, staged to look like dorm room inspired by her uncle’s University of Vermont college room in 1969.
We love when brands branch out in the ways they present, and what better way to show a collection than in a room that one would actually live in.
They have been hiding in plain sight from us: we haven’t noticed these on our trips to Paris over the past few years, but will be sampling an O’Taco version next time we are there.
It’s a panini-burrito-sandwich hybrid that contains halal kebab meat, cheese sauce and french fries, though ingredients can vary.
At around five euros for the simplest version, the French tacos offers an attractive cost-to-calorie ratio. It satisfies hunger for hours, in the manner of peasant cooking, while coming off as cool and new.
There is, of course, controversy around calling these “tacos” with Mercedes Ahumada, a Mexican chef in Paris, saying:
“What shocks me is that they call it a ‘taco,’ ” she said. “It’s like if we made a wine and started calling it ‘Mexican champagne.’ ”
We’ve been waiting, but the Bottega Veneta puddle clogs are finally out! They come in Sea Salt, Black, Peach and Brown for a mere $510. Like the iconic puddle boot, they are biodegradable and have the faint smell of sugar and coffee.
The new Dries Van Noten swim collection is also hitting e-commerce sites. SSENSE has a lot of options this season:
This one, part of their Len Lye collab for the season, is our clear fave. I never got to debut my SS20 Dries swimsuit at our planned vacation at the Santa Monica Proper Hotel (thanks, COVID) but looking forward to a better summer this year.
We’re still not sure what to expect from the new Tiffany, now that Ruba Abu-Nimah has taken over from Reed Krakoff as Creative Director. We are hoping that Ruba is going to make Tiffany a little more rough around the edges, less polished and more appealing to younger customers. It’s something that LVMH has been doing (with spectacular results) with a lot of its storied brands (e.g., Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton, Kim Jones at Dior, and the artist collaborations at Rimowa).
We spied some potentially new creative art direction on Ruba’s Instagram account last week. While we not sure if this work will be for Tiffany, we’re on board with Charvet slippers, and mixing in black with Tiffany Blue.
Raquel & Chris
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