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Gucci RTW Fall 2014 Gives Us Youthful, 1960s Minimalism

Hello, Milan. Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion Week with a gorgeous showing of soft pastels, statement outerwear, knee-high boots, and heavy Twiggy lashes. The buoyantly youthful looks were a massive departure from last season's dark, skin-soaked show. Citing a "boyish romanticism" as the overarching theme, Gucci's creative director Frida Giannini color-coordinated everything from boots to bags, paired tuxedo shirts with A-line leather skirts, and topped it all off with dorky eyewear, as though the '60s girl of 2014 had just started her first job in the big city.

Gucci RTW Fall 2014

Save the ruffled tuxedo shirt from its cheesy connotations with a major fur.

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Gucci RTW Fall 2014

The sexy Anna Karina hair and makeup was tempered by nighttime looks that, for all their sparkle, were kind of demure.

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Gucci RTW Fall 2014

Never have we so desperately craved mustard yellow loafer-inspired knee-length python boots.

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Gucci RTW Fall 2014

How to succeed in business without really matching.

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Gucci RTW Fall 2014

Leather’s not so scary in bright yellow.

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Gucci RTW Fall 2014

Fern green and cognac brown are so much greater than the sum of their parts.

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Gucci RTW Fall 2014

And here’s the baby sister of the previous color combination: icy pastel green set off by creamy tan.

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Gucci RTW Fall 2014

American blue jeans, European outerwear.

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Gucci RTW Fall 2014

A fur slung casually over the shoulders takes a power suit to the next level.

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Gucci RTW Fall 2014

Gucci eveningwear has given way from slinky and long to sparkly and short.

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Gucci RTW Fall 2014

Match your glasses to your dress…

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Gucci RTW Fall 2014

…and your shoes to your purse to your leather collar.

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Gucci RTW Fall 2014

Who said leather pants were for clubbing only?

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Gucci RTW Fall 2014

A good coat is like a carnivorous flower: it wants to eat you.

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