January 16, 2006 Milan
Lindeberg, however, is rock 'n' roll at heart, and the looks that mean the most to him and his wife (and muse) Marcella are those that suggest life lived on the razor's edge, where his current poster boy, Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan, has teetered time and again. So there was an abundance of cropped skinny jackets, tight little waistcoats, and jeans as fitted as a leotard. Bridging the gap between rock and a soft place were droopy low-closing cardigans and billowing nylon coats.
For those forearmed with the knowledge that belts account for an astonishing 8 percent of Lindeberg's $50-million-plus turnover, it was impossible not to scrutinize the models' waistlines during the show. The take-away? A soup-to-nuts array of cinched-in style.