Macaulay Culkin Is Now a Gucci Model?
Seeing an actor on the Gucci runway is nothing new. Creative director Alessandro Michele’s Gucci family is nothing if not star-studded. But while no one watching was surprised to see house muses Jared Leto and Jodie Turner-Smith on the Love Parade runway, the arrival of former child star Macaulay Culkin was something of a plot twist.
The Home Alone star strode along Hollywood Boulevard in the suitably nostalgic combo of a Hawaiian shirt under a floral bomber jacket. The finishing touches? Seventies-style tinted sunglasses and a pair of horsebit clogs. It was all rather Romeo + Juliet, the Baz Luhrmann take, which fittingly marks its 25th anniversary this year.
Has Culkin, who has kept a comparatively low-profile since a string of smash hit films made him the most famous kid on the planet in the ’90s, witnessed the world’s growing obsession with his little brother and decided to take back the limelight? Kieran Culkin, who demonstrated his comedy chops at eight as Macaulay’s cousin Fuller in Home Alone, has won an army of fans as Roman Roy in the critically adored HBO hit Succession.
Elsewhere, guest of honor Gwyneth Paltrow turned heads wearing the red velvet suit Michele debuted at Gucci’s centenary show earlier this year. It was an ode to Paltrow’s 1996 VMAs look, which was Tom Ford-era Gucci. The actor complemented her retro suiting with a pale blue Oxford shirt and her hair slicked back into a low chignon – just as she did 25 years ago.