Decade-trawling made easy was the message cheerfully announced on T-shirts that declared "J'adore le Vintage." For fall, the D&G racks will be full of excellent rummage finds, starting with Victorian taffeta jackets and moving on through velvet Poiret-esque coats, thirties tea dresses, tweedy Joan Crawford tailoring, Chanel-esque plaids, Courrèges go-go boots, Loris Azzaro gowns, and even a slithery homage to Versace chain mail. Just as impressive, the show's styling was a convincing approximation of how the cool girls really pile all that on, teetering on seventies wedges one moment, funking up chiffon dresses with tracksuits and trainers the next.
Fall 2004 Ready-to-Wear
February 24, 2004 Milan
With almost every designer in the universe referencing vintage these days, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana cut wittily to the chase, showing their D&G line in a faux vintage store. Still, given how young women shop today, acknowledging their flea market competition was as much acknowledging reality as it was putting on a clever show.
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