September 25, 2010 Milan
It was all about that slit, high on the thigh, giving a glam-rock verve to dresses that would have looked kicky on Donna Jordan in Vogue Italia way back when. When the designers interjected short shorts (with stripey, sequined tees that were backed in sheer nude chiffon), they too were Donna-worthy. In keeping with Milan's current love affair with saturated color were outfits that matched intense satiny shades, but they still followed a pencil-skirt paradigm that said seventies-forties. Truth be told, it hardly looked this good the first time around.
A footnote: For designers who trade on such finely crafted sophistication, Aquilano and Rimondi have a winningly humble side. Tommaso comes from Puglia, and his aunt back home made the cookies that were passed around before the show.