Gucci's new Fifth Avenue flagship store is the subject of a surprisingly long article in today's WWD. At 46,000 square Trump Tower feet, the store dwarfs the 36,000-square-foot Abercrombie across the street. Creative director Frida Gianni says, "The idea was also to create a special environment with an emphasis on transparency and light." Perhaps she's alluding to the bling, which will be sold in an adjoining three-story jewelry shop. (There's also a VIP section, natch, accessible by a separate entrance and elevator.)
Tomorrow night Madonna will break in the store when she hosts a party there for UNICEF. Gianni, who met with Madge in her London home to help select her outfit for tomorrow's soirée, likes to eat at Pop Burger when she's in town from Italy. She adds, "I hear so much about Brooklyn … I have some friends there and would love to visit them if I have some time."
How long till the Gucci Brooklyn store opens? —Amy Odell