By David Stone
An ugly esthetic crept south of Houston, filling up a wall on Lafayette Street, just below Prince. What the hell kind of branding is this?
Have idiots taken over Madison Avenue?
What were they trying to prove?
You’re walking into the heart of Soho, and people are popping in and out of offbeat shops all along Lafayette. The area’s in transition. Some old Soho lingers amid the gentrification.
A old-style diner with menus slapped across the front… Cracked sidewalks and an outdoor parking lot gobbling up prime real estate.
And then, Gucci goes ugly
“Look at that!”
“Gucci’s got two giant women painted on the wall, and they’ve got their tongues stuck out like a couple of drunken loonies.”
Why would Gucci want to brand themselves like that?
Clearly, it’s a “That was then; this is now” thing.
And sort of stupid.
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