Alessandro Michele’s Tailoring Revolution

“I really love men’s suits. They are perhaps one of the things I like most,” says Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s creative director. His love is full-throated, unequivocal: “I love the shoulders, the buttons. The jacket is an amazing item—one that cuts across sexes and identities. It places everyone, whatever their differences, under the same umbrella. Everyone is captivated by this strange uniform of jacket and trousers. I like it and I also like playing with it, breaking it, and using its codes but then also upending them. I like inflaming it with a strange color. I find menswear to be a mysterious treatise on engineering.” Read more at GQ.