September 29, 2004 Milan
There was a fresh seasonal appeal, too, in the nice contrast between gutsy leaf prints and pretty eyelet elements. But what horror transpired in the MaxMara pant department? Everyone knows the label's trousers are a strength at retail. But, at the very moment when an amazingly tailored man's pant is nearing the top of every woman's most-desired list, the house decided to go with diapers. Quite what could have possessed the designers to commit to this shape, in everything from skirts with an under-loop of fabric to droopy jersey jumpsuits to evening gowns with a floor-dragging crotch, is beyond inexplicable.
Oh, well. At an early-morning show, the bizarre parade did at least raise a rare communal round of international laughter in the auditorium.