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Step into the past

Four years after his appointment as Gucci’s creative director in 2015, Alessandro Michele imagined high jewellery illuminating the Garden of Delights.

Tanzanites mingle with diamonds on a white gold Lionhead necklace and earrings worn by Anne Thongprasom.

Following two collections, Michele goes back in time for the third act of Hortus Deliciarum, which was recently presented in Bangkok against the splendid backdrop of Sri Sutthaniwart Throne Hall in Phyathai Palace.

Based on five themes, the Hortus Deliciarum collection unfolds like a travel diary, with the “souvenirs” materialising as a form of jewellery and the fantastical journey leaving a “memory of memories”.

The creative director chronicles his imaginative odyssey in the Grand Tour, which starts in the mid-19th century and ends in the 1970s.

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