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Lily Vander Meeden anchors herself in the Italian allure of Gucci for our ‘Life’ issue

Lily Vander Meeden anchors the allure of Gucci for our 'Life' issue

Sabato De Sarno's novel vision of a contemporary Gucci is one of refined elegance and sophistication; endorsing craft at the fore of its ethos.

For the pages of our 'Life' issue, model Lily Vander Meeden channels the allure of the Italian fashion House's Spring Summer 24 collection in front of Jess Ruby James's lens. Styled by Charlotte Agnew, the collection feels youthful and pared-back, latent with the House codes and De Sarno hallmarks that have already become key signifiers of this new era of Gucci.

Horsebit loafers – this season lifted onto sky-high platforms – and snake-skinned ultra-minis are remedied by the casual nature of slouchy denim and ribbed tanks. And of course, there's the through-line of De Sarno's new signature hue for the House – Gucci Rosso Ancora – a deep oxblood red manifesting in the Gucci Jackie Notte bag, embellished with gold chain, and in deep V-neck mini dresses indicative of the savoire-faire of spring.


Both: GUCCI dress, shoes, necklace (worn as anklet) and bracelet.


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Left: GUCCI dress. Right: GUCCI jeans, shoes, bag, belt, earrings, necklace and bracelet.


Lily Vander Meeden wears Gucci Spring Summer 2024 for 'RUSSH' Magazine.

Left: GUCCI coat, top, shoes and bag. Right: GUCCI belt and earrings.


Lily Vander Meeden wears Gucci Spring Summer 2024 for 'RUSSH' Magazine.

Left: GUCCI top, skirt, shoes, earrings and bracelet. Right: GUCCI coat and top.


Lily Vander Meeden wears Gucci Spring Summer 2024 for 'RUSSH' Magazine.

GUCCI skirt and earrings.


To experience the Life issue in its entirety, the March edition of RUSSH is available on newsstands from 29 February and through our shop online. Read more about the inspiration behind the issue in Jess Blanch's editor's letter. Wanting to purchase the Life issue in person? Find a stockist near you.

FASHION Charlotte Agnew
MODEL Lily Vander Meeden @ IMG
HAIR Rory Rice @ M.A.P
MAKEUP Gillian Campbell @ The Artist Group
DIGITAL OPERATOR Josh Carr-Hummerston

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Cover image: Left: GUCCI jacket, bag and necklace (worn as headpiece). Right: GUCCI jumpsuit, shoes, earrings, necklace (worn as bracelet).