Giorgio Armani's show was an update of 1930s glamour, but not as extreme as his couture show. Rather than a heavy Asian influence, the pieces were high society chic. Pretty! Pretty! Want! Want!
Gianfranco Ferre's show was an awesome blend of textures -- satin, chunky knits, velvet, and a steel-like satin. Again, the shoulders are sharp, but the other details are so feminine the collection is more Joan Crawford than Joan Collins. Loving the ruffles at the neck.
The D&G show had armor and military influences with rigid breastplates, large shoulder pieces, braid trim, and brooches like medals. At times, I felt the designers had been watching Elizabeth: The Golden Age on repeat, while other parts of the collection were Vanity Fair. Either way, I want it all. The additionally feminine ruffles and puffs perfectly tip the scales to decadence.
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