Dressing is an affirmative act of presence. Clothes are signifiers of identity and metaphors of meaning; exercises in metonymy or hyperboles of self-expression. They can be a forceful political act when they express diversity or when they claim a rule-breaking mindset. At Gucci Alessandro Michele has fully embraced the power of aesthetic provocation that clothes can convey, polishing a game-changing visual language that courts disruption, as much as it validates the force of beauty at its most whimsically inclusive. Under his visionary resolve, Gucci has become a sort of standard bearer for the celebration of individuality, crossing and melding generations, genders, and styles in the magpie lingua franca of its narrative.