frida79611306.jpg Frida Giannini (pictured right) is taking Gucci home for the Cruise 2009 season - to Rome to be exact. It's not the 'meet the parents' affair most boyfriends would experience, instead Fashion Week Daily are reporting that the Italian brand will show their Cruise 2009 runway collection on the manicured gardens of 17th-century Roman villa in the Gianicolo neighbourhood.

"I'm excited to be bringing the cruise collection to my hometown," said Giannini. "I wanted to do something very special to celebrate Gucci's 70 years in Rome." To bring the relationship between Gucci and Rome even closer, Giannini will also be designing several pieces that will sell exclusively to the flagship Rome store.

It seemed like just yesterday when Gucci Cruise 2008 was released with a beautiful commercial / film.

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