Backstage In Milan-------
At the somewhat melancholic Jil Sander show Friday, Auguste Tomasuite cried her way down the catwalk. Was it an allergy? A fight with her boyfriend? Or had she just had it with shoes that weren’t really made for human feet? As we sifted through other backstage scenes we found other models in better moods. Isabeli Fontana, behind the scenes at Blumarine, was thinking about food. “As soon as the plane hits the ground at Malpensa all I can think about is pasta, with a good simple tomato sauce,” the model said dreamily, revealing that her favorite Milanese eatery is La Brisa, a restaurant so in love with celebrities that a photomontage of them hangs in the window like a trophy. At Cavalli, Chanel Iman declared that scooping up discounts is her preferred Milanese pastime: “Dmagazine Outlet on Via Montenapoleone is great. I managed to get a gorgeous military-style Balenciaga jacket there knocked down to €500.” (That price might not be available to everyone—Iman did admit to a little haggling.) And at the Dsquared² show we found CSI actor and heartthrob Gary Dourdan, who, he told us, wasn’t in town for a crime scene but to see the shows and to indulge in his hobby, architectural photography.