From the bustling streets of Shanghai to the historic heart of London, Gucci Cosmos brings an immersive exploration of the House’s iconic designs and storied 102-year history. Premiering in Shanghai this past April, the journey continues as the global exhibition finds its latest home in London at 180 Studios, 180 The Strand, this October.
The Inspiration Behind the Exhibition
Drawing inspiration from the city’s deep-rooted ties to the heritage of Gucci, the exhibit ventures through time, retracing the steps of the House’s inception and its subsequent evolutions. At the heart of this narrative is the poignant tale of a young Guccio Gucci who, while working at The Savoy in London, was inspired by the tastes and lifestyles of the international elite.
A Glimpse into Gucci’s World
Expertly conceived by British artist Es Devlin and curated by Italian fashion critic Maria Luisa Frisa, Gucci Cosmos unfolds in a series of ‘worlds’. These realms collectively showcase the House’s principles, enduring inspirations, and revolutionary creativity.
From the aspirations of founder Guccio Gucci to the innovative directions of recent creative directors, highlights include the ‘Duomo’— a tribute to Florence’s architectural marvel, and the meticulously reproduced Savoy Lobby that harks back to Guccio Gucci’s tenure at the hotel.
The London Connection
Situated just a stone’s throw away from The Savoy, the exhibition’s London venue deepens the bond between the House and the British capital. Through a series of audio-visual installations and kinetic components, Es Devlin crafts a narrative that delves into Gucci’s rich London-centric past.
Visit Gucci Cosmos
Gucci Cosmos is not just an exhibition; it’s an experiential journey through time, fashion, and innovation. Open to the public from 11th October to 31st December 2023 at 180 The Strand, London, it invites everyone to step into a world where past meets present, and fashion becomes timeless. Learn more at 180studios.com/gucci