Important client lunch? Electroclash rave? Eighties night down at the local dive bar? D&G has them all covered, with a far-reaching collection that mixes the brash sexiness of its parent and its own youthful verve.
For its fall show, D&G brought in British DJ Princess Superstar and planted her, turntables and all, in the middle of the runway. It must have felt just like another night in the club, as troops of women and men streamed past her in outfits ranging from absolutely-proper business wear (slim, sexy dresses with jackets, pantsuits, crisp shirts) to New Romantic/punk combinationshuge, dripping-off-the-shoulder blouses, miniskirts and pants so tight they should be reclassified as hosiery. The rollicking neo-Edwardian and pirate-y looks recalled Vivienne Westwood's outfits for Adam Ant, while graffiti-printed neon-bright pieces seemed to be desperately looking for someone named Susan. It was a cheerful, fast-paced look at the closet of a woman whose motto could be "life's a VIP list and I'm on it."