The 6 Most Critically Acclaimed Shows of Milan Fashion Week

Three down, one to go! If your head's still spinning from another week of nonstop fashion action, flash back with Report Card now to see the looks, from sexy sportive at Gucci to street-art-mural prints at Prada that had everyone--and we mean everyone--talking.
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Three down, one to go! If your head's still spinning from another week of nonstop fashion action, flash back with Report Card now to see the looks, from sexy sportive at Gucci to street-art-mural prints at Prada that had everyone--and we mean everyone--talking.
Photos: IMAXtree

Photos: IMAXtree

Three down, one to go! If your head's still spinning from another week of nonstop fashion action, flash back with Report Card now to see the looks, from sexy sportive at

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Gucci Designer: Frida Giannini

  • "Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday with models who looked like denizens of a luxurious opium den, with billowing see-through tops and Art Nouveau-style floral patterns." [
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    Prada Designer: Miuccia Prada

    • "Prada brought a dose of hipness to Milan Fashion Week on Thursday with a collection that mixed prints inspired by street art murals with a sporty style." [
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      Tod's Designer: Alessandra Facchinetti

      • "Tod's inaugural runway show during Milan Fashion Week was clean and classic." [
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        Giorgio Armani Designer: Giorgio Armani

        • "Sensuous but powerful." [AFP]
        • "The last word was left to Giorgio Armani, who closed Milan Fashion Week with a show that not only summed up next summer's diaphanous look but perfected it." [AP]
        • "If you like elegance, then you have to love Giorgio Armani--and the Light and Shadows collection the designer sent down the runway on Monday in Milan was no exception." [The Daily Beast]
        • "Business as usual: light, diaphanous fabric in shades of grey, blue and pink layered up to create pretty dresses." [

          The Guardian]

        • "Giorgio Armani dissolved all the old fashion rules--not least his own--in a collection that brought the Milan season to an end on an ethereal note." [International Herald Tribune]
        • "The double effects in colors and layers were well done, resulting in fashion that was a bit sweet but at least not one dimensional." [The New York Times]
        • "On the last day of Milan Fashion Week Giorgio Armani took his audience under the sea to cool off from the late summer sun." [NOWFASHION]
        • "If some is good and more is better, Giorgio Armani was at his best for Spring 2014's two-for-one runway show." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
        • "The freedom to fly came through in fabrics that started off sheer and steadily insinuated themselves in ever enveloping volumes." [Style.com]
        • "His take on transparency, for the most part, was particularly and refreshingly wearable." [Vogue.com]
        • "Giorgio Armani called his show Lights and Shadows and there was plenty of play on that this morning, namely in those fluttery diaphanous chiffon dresses in chalky painterly pastels that wooshed up like sails in the breeze." [Vogue.com UK]
        • "Let in the light. That was Giorgio Armani’s message for spring in a collection infused with a gentleness that did not diminish the power of the clothes." [WWD]