While nothing has been confirmed yet, Dakota Johnson did little to quash rumours that she might be the new face of Gucci. She turned up decked out in the Italian fashion house at its resort 2016 catwalk show at the Dia Art Foundation in New York yesterday.
The 25 year-old took a break from working on her upcoming movie, How to Be Single, to attend the show, joined by her Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor Wood and husband Aaron along with model Karen Elson and screenwriter Gia Coppola.
The Vogue cover star was the centre of attention at the show, sporting a pair of classic Gucci loafers with a pretty white lace dress from the brand’s AW15 collection, spruced up with a bright red bow detail along the neckline, which perfectly matched her lipstick.
This isn’t the first time we’ve spotted Dakota sporting Gucci. She regularly turns to the brand for red carpet frocks and she’s regularly snapped wearing its classic suede satchel too.
We have everything crossed that it’s actually going to happen – it’d be a great pairing. Despite bagging major magazine covers, Dakota hasn’t secured a big fashion campaign yet and if there’s one thing we know fashion brands love, it’s getting in first with an upcoming actress. Think Dior with Jennifer Lawrence, Miu Miu and Lupita Nyong’o and Balenciaga with Kristen Stewart.
Campaign speculation aside, there’s loads to be excited about from Gucci. The show was the second for new creative director Alessandro Michele, who hit the red carpet at this year’s Met Gala with Georgia May Jagger on his arm. Sparing no expense for the resort show, stars were flown in from all corners of the world and he even shut down two streets in downtown New York just so models could saunter across the street into the show space.
The collection was brimming with all of the ‘70s throwback pieces we can’t get enough of right now. It started with a retro chevron-stripe dress and went on to feature ‘60s shift dresses and lame separates and embroidered patchwork detailing that owed more to the 70s. If you’re crazy about the seventies revival then, you can be rest assured that it’s a trend that won’t disappear.