This is the kind of exhibition that is worth the detour.
Created by Gucci, in collaboration with A Magazine Curated By, was a psychedelic audio and visual experience unlike any other before.
With the theme "Blind for Love", Gucci produced a trio of exhibitions – in Hong Kong, Beijing and Taipei – to plunge us into a cabinet of curiosities designed by Dan Thawley.
In each city, Alessandro also collaborated three different female photographers for an extended portfolio for the exhibition. In Taipei, it was an exclusive fashion shoot with Gia Coppola at the Joshua Tree National Park, California.
L'Officiel got an exclusive sit-down with Gia herself to talk about her journey with Gucci right here.
(Swipe left below for photos of the exhibition)
What did you want to express through these photos that you exhibit here in Taipei?
The theme of the show was "Blind for Love", and initially I really did not know what that meant.
One evening, while I was watching The Truman Show , my roommate came into my room asking if I had ever seen this Peter Weir movie, "Picnic at Hanging Rock". She advised me to look at it, and I was impressed that it was cool.
I began to think about the meaning of this expression, "Blind for Love". The rethinking of a woman's sexuality, through the discovery of oneself, of one's body, through that invisible axis through which all this metamorphosis takes place, and which connects absolutely everything.
When I told Alessandro that this film had transcended me, he confirmed to me that it is one of his favourite films, to the point that each season, he creates a piece inspired by it.
Is the theme of fraternity one that you are comfortable with?
Yes. I think fraternity is reflected in many of my actions because I've always wanted a little sister to my friendship with Rowan.
I really feel the need to share a lot of things with people I meet to talk about art, poetry and cinema. This is what allows me to keep my eyes open to everything around me, to stay anchored in real life, to be interested in many things that are futile (or not) and above all, to remain optimistic.
What kind of girl were you, at her age?
It was crazy to see Rowan at 15. Her intelligence and open-mindedness is so great for her age. I really felt like a girl without talent when I was her age, in comparison.
I loved reading, discovering new cool bands, but I was pretty rebellious. She is much more responsible than I was.
How important were her poems to accompany your photos?
They are essential because to tell a story through a photo, the discourse must not be too literal, linear or ephemeral. The poems have added a sort of internal narrator to the installation, bringing cohesion and depth.