September 28, 2004 Milan
On the runway, these dresses were interspersed with shorts and cropped pantsuitssometimes in the shiny, candy-wrapper metallics that are appearing all over Milanand balanced on seventies-esque wedges. Tarabini's little jackets were occasionally funked up with Pop Art plastic pins in the form of lips, stars, and wingsbut as she said, this collection was more about pure romance than rock chick. When the final group of pleated chiffons came out, the barefoot models looked as if they were channeling Madame Récamier on her way to bed. This is Tarabini's own personal vision, and while it might not change the direction of fashion, some of her special pieces have the air of lovely collectibles.