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Gucci Garden Opens Exhibition Dedicated to Masculinity

THE MALE GAZE: The Gucci Garden continues to flourish with the opening, in tandem with the kickoff of the Pitti Uomo men’s fair in Florence, of an exhibition in the site’s Period Rooms.
Conceived by creative director Alessandro Michele, and housing a store and exhibition spaces, Gucci Garden is located in the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia building in the city’s Piazza della Signoria square.
Aptly themed around explorations of masculinity and maleness, the exhibition, titled “The Male — Androgynous Mind, Eclectic Body,” is dedicated to the house’s explorations of masculinity since the Sixties, gathering campaign images and objects — from silver lighters to backgammon boards and a walking stick that inspired the legs of the dark wood display cabinets, offset with green satin — and symbolic archive pieces by Gucci creative directors past and present. Its title nods to a quote by the 19th- century English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge: “A great mind must be androgynous.”
“Male passion is an Italian invention,” said curator Maria Luisa Frisa during a tour of the space Tuesday.
Focal points included the gender-fluid red silk pussy bow blouse from Michele’s first men’s show for the brand for fall 2015. “He was able to intersect l’air du temps,” noted

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