February 22, 2011 Milan
There was, however, a lot more here than showbiz bait. Yes, Scognamiglio loves kink, but he's not so shabby as a tailor, either. He showed snazzy high-waisted trousers, some featuring sculptural fans of fabric at the hips, and delicate silk blouses that felt very Old Hollywood in their proportions. A pair of strong-shouldered ivory pantsuits, in particular, would've had Joan Crawford itching to ditch Adrian. Same goes for the two long-sleeve gowns with the thigh-high slits: The one Coco Rocha wore was decorated with a gold harness molded to resemble roses and thorns, and Saskia de Brauw's came in ruby red with matching Swarovski crystals. Nothing old-fashioned about a white down jacket with curvilinear quilting and a bold, cocoon shape. It looked not only like an editorial hit but also like a model for a very retail-friendly coat line. That's not just show business, it's good business.