The Nails at Gucci Cruise Are Not For The Faint-Hearted

This is some next-level nail art. By Jenna Rosenstein

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Alessandro Michele’s Gucci designs are always a feast for the eyes. The clash of patterns, colors, and textures—from head-to-toe—could be stared at for hours. At his latest Gucci resort 2018 show in Florence this weekend, no detail was left unadorned. Not even the models’ fingernails.

Lead manicurist Jenny Longworth described the look as “dipped ink” nails—some models had their fingers dipped in a black ink from their fingertips to their knuckles. Then the nails were topped with spectacular rings and ornate hand jewelry that rivaled any nail art we’ve ever seen—without the commitment.

Of course, dipped ink nails are not exactly wearable off the runway unless you’re cosplaying a zombie. But let the statement manicure at Gucci inspire a more artful approach to your next nail appointment. Go for an all-black manicure. Top it with some pearls. And then don’t be afraid to pile on the costume jewelry. If the Gucci resort show taught us anything, it’s that more-is-more approach to your hands and nails is definitely in for 2018.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.

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