In Valli's hands, a swimsuit can come with an attachment of a peony-printed chiffon scarf for winding across the body in a fetching way. Others had thick ropes of plaited jersey circling the neck and running between the breasts to anchor strips of clinging fabric. Even the jackets, with their cutaway fronts and slashed lapels, were tethered with crisscrossing scarves.
For evening, Latina ruffles, squiggly rose prints, smatterings of sparkle, and crystal strands continued the theme of dressing in as little as possible but for maximum impact. All the slashing, wrapping, draping, and floating asymmetries may end up melting the distinctions between sundress, bathing suit, and evening gownbut in a heated Ungaro climate, why stand on ceremony?