Westminster Abbey hosts Gucci show

A model in a Gucci creation at the fashion show.
A model in a Gucci creation at the fashion show. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

LONDON • London's Westminster Abbey has hosted royal weddings as well as burials and memorials for numerous famous British subjects.

On Thursday, its cloisters were the setting for a rather different gathering - a fashion show. Italian luxury label Gucci took fashionistas to the famed venue, where Britain's Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011, to present its colourful and eclectic 2017 cruise collection.

With Punks, Victoriana And Schoolboys as the inspiration for creative director Alessandro Michele, models strutted down the walkways of the cloisters, which date from the 13th to 15th centuries, in bold designs adorned with peacocks and snakes.

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