Nylon magazine reports a big breakthrough for MGMT – apparently they inspired Gucci’s Spring 2009 menswear collection, and were featured heavily in the designer’s fashion show this week. Big deal? Seems our collective boner 4 MGMT shows no signs of abating:
A high fashion label pays homage to the hippest band we know… And now it’s MGMT’s turn, as Gucci creative director Frida Giannini dedicated her latest menswear show to the band. She sent some popsicle-colored suits down the runway, and we all swooned – though of course, playing Time To Pretend during the finale didn’t hurt either.
Does this mean MGMT might pair with Gucci officially in the future? Obviously, we’re hoping…
This review of the collection is even more effusive, check it out if you’re interested in what the Management hath wrought and appreciate fashion industry jargon:
– Thanks to anonymous Shoutboxer for the tip.
Gucci’s press notes invoked “the new way in which youth and luxury can seamlessly coexist.” …Giannini enlisted MGMT’s “Time to Pretend” (“this is our decision to live fast and die young”) to help put her own thumbprint on the heritage of the house.
The Brooklyn duo’s florid style dictated the shape as well as the sound of the collection. The lean tailoring and the neat little leathers that Giannini loves were sneakily overtaken by a creeping jungle of tropical flora and fauna, embroidered, appliquéd, or airbrushed to spectacular effect… Although the relative restraint of black-and-white jacquard tuxes with their tone-on-tone embroidery harked back to earlier collections when Frida was finding her way, the huge amethyst-and-malachite belt buckles she showed them with were definitely picking up signals from Planet MGMT.