MILAN–I barely made it to Emporio Armani, but more on that later. What I did see when I got there was Tina Turner and flat shoes on nearly every model. Oh, and an adorable puppy, who even his escort couldn’t help smiling at.
The look was both luxe and lax–a modern version of what Annie Hall might have worn in the ’80s, if you will. And lots of black! Nearly every look was black from head to toe, save for a couple pops of blue and green.
There was lots for the Armani devotee, but also for the dabbler.
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MILAN–Even though Emporio Armani‘s Spring/Summer 2011 collection was dedicated to the “fancy girl” and a (butchered) version of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side,” opened the show, Emporio Armani was anything but wild and fancy. The collection was chic work wear: Pewter and titanium shift dresses that were belted, structured skirts paired with cropped tailored blazers, and tiered chiffon dresses and tops that recalled the underside of jellyfish. The stand-out feature of the collection was a stretch tulle knee-length skirt seen under just about every skirted look in shades of gray. It added interest and edge to the otherwise sensibly chic collection.
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