A troupe of eclectic bohemians is pictured among the ruins of the temples of the Selinunte Archaeological Park in Sicily for the Gucci Pre-Fall 2019 campaign. In this site dating back to the 7th century BC is Alessandro Michele’s contemporary take on the classical symposium – an after-banquet gathering with music and dancing, poetry recitals and long conversations.
The campaign, art directed by Christopher Simmonds and photographed by Glen Luchford, the campaign features the collection by Alessandro Michele and features punk band Surfbort, including Dani Miller, Alex Kilgore, SS Powell chaka_sean and David R Head Jr.
Gucci Pre-Fall 2019 modern-day version of a symposium by Alessandro Michele in the historic Ancient Greek site in Sicily, friends and lovers meet to discuss philosophical and political issues, read poems, play music and sport and dance together. The characters are drawn from the counter-cultural groups typically seen on Venice Beach in California – hardcore punks, rollerbladers, bodybuilders and surfers.
Music: “White rabbit” Jefferson Airplane
Author: Grace Wing Slick
(P) 1966 Sony Music Entertainment
© Copperpenny Music / Irving Music, Inc
Italian Editor: Universal Music Italia Srl
Bodybuilders, like those on Venice Beach in California are part of a fantastical composition by Alessandro Michele that echoes art featuring ancient Greek and Etruscan gatherings—creating a contemporary fresco of freedom and self-expression for the Gucci Pre-Fall 2019 campaign.