Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele will pay homage to France by showing his next spring/summer collection in Paris, instead of its usual home in Milan.

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The Italian fashion house said last Thursday that the September show was the final in a three-part tribute to France, starting with an advertising campaign re-creating the 1968 student protests in Paris, followed by this week’s cruise collection preview in Arles, France, the site of an ancient Roman promenade.

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Gucci, owned by the French conglomerate Kering, said that the spring/summer 2019 Paris preview would be a one-off, and that Gucci was planning a special event during the September Milan previews.

CEO Marco Bizzari said the Paris show will be held on September 24, “the transition day between Milan and Paris fashion weeks”, to avoid affecting schedules.

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