September 25, 2009 Milan
Some of the hottest swimwear of the season strutted down the narrow runway. One or two in snakeskin aren't advisable for actually getting wet; and with their signature prints and cutouts galore, the others might have made the house's founder blush (that is, if it weren't for the glam cover-ups). But Dundas was thinking beyond the beach: A couple of leggy dresses with sequins and feather trim looked destined for the Croisette in Cannes. He also extended the warranty on the short-in-front, long-in-back evening look, showing one in gold lamé and another in billowy white silk. The season's all-important jacket? He cuts a mean one: cropped, fitted, with lean arms and a flippy hem. Backstage, Dundas said he had wanted to work with easier volumes and loosen up the silhouettes a bit, but there's little doubt that his Pucci girl remains a predator-shark type.