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Jared Leto Has Achieved Full Gucci

And it actually looks kinda glorious.

BY SCOTT CHRISTIAN | Dec 7, 2016 | News

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It's no secret that Gucci is having quite a moment right now, and the architect behind it all is Italian designer Alessandro Michele. He has transformed the brand from its former slumping status to its current incarnation as a whimsical, modern-meets-nostalgic, East-meets-West fashion Goliath.

Michele and Jared Leto on the red carpet at the 2016 Fashion Awards.
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Though the world Michele inhabits is not anything close to what the rest of us live in, we're lucky to at least have Jared Leto to fully personify it for us. And at the 2016 Fashion Awards in London last night, he did just that. The actor-slash-singer was there to accompany his best bud Michele, and he was dressed head-to-toe in what can only be described as high-concentrate Gucci.

Behold:

 

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First there is the amazing technicolour dream coat that looks like a cross between a Japanese kimono, a traditional overcoat, and a souvenir jacket—complete with Donald Duck and koi fish embroidery. Read those words aloud and it sounds bizarre, but somehow, in real life, it looks amazing. Not for any mortal, of course. But for Leto, the man currently representing Michele's fully realised creative vision of the world, it absolutely works.

 

Michele, holding his trophy for the International Accessories Designer award, with Leto backstage.
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Next up are the tuxedo-striped burgundy trousers and double-breasted, peak-lapel dinner jacket, all topped off with a yellow crystal bowtie. And, lest we forget, there is the glorious combo of white socks and black Gucci loafers.

Without photographic evidence, this sounds like the costume of a late-career Johnny Depp/Tim Burton abomination. But, thanks entirely to the brilliance of Alessandro Michele, the reality of it is actually pretty damn spectacular.

Again: not for mortals. But for gods of fashion like Michele and Leto? Hell, yes.

 

From: Esquire US