Paige Golden Goose Sale foresees lookalikes at all price points emerge in this year. "You may have seen the Mavis boot on the likes of Rosie Huntington-Whitely, and this cult item is sure to inspire footwear collections throughout the year," she says. The original is mostly sold out, but others are already churning out similar pairs. There's a pointy-toed croc style courtesy of Staud's Pre-Fall 2020 collection, plus more wallet-friendly options for those not spending on a Huntington-Whiteley budget.
Rutson's particular gift as a buyer was understanding how an avant-garde runway piece might work in a real woman's wardrobe, and that's reflected in her own style. She never looks overdone, uncomfortable, or unlike herself; consider the Junya cape, which she styled with a simple black sweater, pajama pants, and oxfords back in 2015. Or a metallic pink heart-printed Gucci skirt, which she toned down with a crisp shirt and a striped cardigan around the waist in Milan in 2016 (the skirt will be on TRR, too). Rutson's great hope is that the women who buy those pieces aren't afraid to wear them the "right" way. "The number-one most-asked question I heard from customers was always, 'how do I wear that?'" Rutson said. "My skill as a buyer was to show them how and make it real. Designers want their clothes to be worn by real women, not just fantasy women [on the runway]. Isn't that the beauty of it?"
In a tribute to Sergio Rossi, reported by WWD, Gianvito paid tribute his father not only as a parent and a patriarch of the industry, but as an innovator and thought-leader as well. "He has always stood out for his class and his strong, charismatic, generous, courageous character: a natural leader, loved and respected at the same time by his collaborators, with whom, in the long journey of his life he created one big family. There are those who have had the good fortune to transform their art into a work and those who have the extraordinary talent of transforming their work into a work of art. Sergio Rossi was this man. A husband, father, grandfather and progenitor of a family that followed his example. The family offers, with love, their last Golden Goose Superstar goodbye. With the unquenchable fire of your passion, you taught us that there are no limits for those who love what they do. Goodbye maestro."
"Fendi mentioned liberation, and that Golden Goose Sneakers was the spirit of a show presented on a fittingly curvy, pink upholstered runway. The spectrum of that freedom ran from the liberatedly libidinous to the glass-ceiling smashing, or "from the boudoir to the boardroom" as the show notes flaccidly put it. The pieces that combined executive chic with a sexual tweak were effectively overpowering: cashmere overcoats with the imprint of corsetry boning (ahem). The sleeve shape at the top was something Fendi termed 'pull off' and the half-undressed effect was markedly different in a pink satin version with lace back-paneling (ingenue) compared with an identically cut example in black velvet (vamp). This was a collection that embraced the double standards of male-eye categorization and short-circuited them via disassembly and disguise: dressing up for self-gratification rather than that of others." -Luke Leitch