Dolce & Gabbana, Versace Et Al Get All The Attention

dolce and gabbana” and Versace stole the lime light in Milan Fashion show this week.

Following on from last weeks London Fashion week, and building up to Paris next, its was Milan’s turn this week, and even though the Italians tried really really hard at being reserved and reflective of the hard economic times, it only lasted a day!

Second day in and the celebs had been flown in, pushed to the front seats of the cat walk complete with a couple of coats of newly sprayed tan just to be sure, with Liz Hurley, Eva Mendes, Scarlett Johannson all in attendance, its only a matter of time before WAG royalty appears in the form of Mrs Beckham.

Versace let rip with its signature evening dresses in metallic swirling tones, cute cut-out mini dresses and girly pink overcoats, so no austerity there then?

The show stoppers and the pieces that the celebs had really come to see though were the trade mark evening dresses that Gianni Versace made famous, it seems fitting that Donatella has adopted them also though as somewhat of a legacy, or homage to her brother.

dolce and gabbana”, not to be out done clung to the Madonna “Vogue” imagery, wearing corsets over clothes, which to be honest I can’t see catching on, but as statement, the luxuriant fabrics that underlined the show had an air of mid 20th century opulence, following on from films such as Kate Winslet’s Revolutionary Road, which has started somewhat of a mini revival of 20th century fashions.

Dsquared also put on a more middle of the road all American “Thirty Something” type of show, a far cry from some of the bizarre designs they’ve created for Brittany Spears circus tour which incidentally also kicks off in March.

However the climax of the fashion show season is undoubtedly Paris, where rumours are strong that Pamela Anderson has agreed to walk the catwalk for Vivienne Westwood, and Beth Ditto, better known as the lead singer with indie rock band “The Gossip” will headline the Fendi show, just prior to her women’s clothing range hitting the shops exclusively at Women’s clothing retailers Evans later this month.