Milan's good-time boys Dan and Dean Caten took us to Glastonbury for Spring.
Make that the Heineken Jammin' Festival and Glastonbury. For the first half
of the show, the sod runway was dry, then sprinklers switched on and it
turned to mud. Just like Glasto! The muck made walking in high-heeled
wellies more than a little treacherous, but the models seemed happy to go
along with it. U2 and Coldplay anthems played on the soundtrack, and the
Caten brothers nailed the way the international festival set
dresses—layers of magpie sparkles, leather jackets, denim cutoffs,
plaid button-downs, and T-shirts. Well, maybe not the American flag tees.
And for accessories: armfuls of neon wristbands, slouchy suede bags,
headscarves, mirrored shades. Don't forget the Heinies. You couldn't take
the clothes all that seriously, but Dsquared²'s shows have long been
less about delivering fashion news and more about providing entertainment.
See the mud-caked torsos of the beefcake models at the back of the runway
for proof of that. As theater goes, it was one of the Catens' funnest shows
in a while.