Fashion houses have cruised the globe, taking their Resort 2017 collections to far-flung places. The world tour started with Chanel in Havana and was quickly followed by Louis Vuitton in Rio de Janeiro. Yesterday, the fashion pack hopped onboard the Dior express yesterday to attend the brand’s Resort 2017 show at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England. Tomorrow, Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele will set the stage for the Italian label’s cruise collection at Westminster Abbey in London.
Gucci is the first fashion house to ever stage a runway show at Westminster Abbey. Considered to be one of the most notable religious buildings in the United Kingdom, the Gothic venue has served as the coronation venue for British monarchs since 1066, and has played host to 39 coronation ceremonies and 17 royal weddings—including the spectacular nuptials of Prince Charles and Princess Diana (1981), and Prince William and Kate Middleton (2011).
The runway show will unfold through the hollowed arched Cloisters, which date back to the 13th to the 15th centuries. All four Cloisters had to be rebuilt after they were engulfed by the Great Fire of London in 1928.
Taking the show to London hints that Alessandro Michele’s collection will emit British vibes with guests are already buzzing about the vintage stereoscope invitation that features a coiled kingsnake.