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We love highlighting new designers, but Milan Fashion Week is all about the fashion dynasties. The likes of Gucci, Pucci, Prada, and Fendi are legendary for a reason and it’s because they always deliver new, exciting, trend-setting collections.
Gucci has always been one of our favorites and creative director Frida Giannini has never disappointed. After Fall’s very ’70s look, the Gucci girl will be headed to the Jazz Age for Spring. Following Marc Jacobs’ drop-waisted flapperesque dresses, Giannini continued the trend with a number of dresses in the same silhouette in green, white, navy, and gold covered in sequins and beading. Our favorite is the strapless number above that just screams glamour. As with all Gucci collections, this one is a red carpet magnet and we can’t wait to see some A-listers rock these looks in the Spring.
Our other Milan favorites are after the jump and they are lovely!
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The gods of footy and fashion heard our prayers for more WAGs at fashion week: Yolanthe Sneijder Cabau walked the runway at the John Richmond show in Milan last week and Sylvie van der Vaart attended a duo of shows this weekend.
First up was the Blumarine show on Friday, where Sylvie wore a printed minidress from their Spring 2011 collection (pictured above). She topped it with a brown leather jacket and carried a Bottega Veneta knot cluch that’s so good it makes us want to slap our mamas. Blumarine is known for sexy little dresses so who better to rep the line in the front row than Sylvie? Blumarine’s Fall 2011 show was somewhat subdued, but we can easily see Sylvie in this black lace minidress. (Image via Style.com)
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We were disappointed in the WAG showing at London Fashion Week, but Milan has already one-upped it and then some. Yolanthe Sneijder Cabau, wife of Inter Milan’s Wesley Sneijder, walked the runway at the John Richmond show on Wednesday. Yo has got a bit of a glam Elvira vibe going on, no?
Yolanthe took three passes on the runway and even managed to nab the coveted opening and finale spots. Her looks included the lovely white wool coat above and the black finale gown. Yo even walked with the designer as he accepted his plaudits. John Richmond is no stranger to the football scene, having dressed both Marco Materazzi and Clarence Seedorf before.
To get into fighting shape for her turn on the runway Yolanthe followed a strict diet of cucumbers and espresso. We are hoping that is lost in translation somewhere because it sounds pretty awful. Diets without whoopie pies are a complete waste of time.
Click here for images from the John Richmond show.
Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion week with a thundering shot to the top corner of the net. The 1970s influence is still going to be very much alive for the Fall Gucci girl as designer Frida Giannini presented wide-leg trousers, neck-high blouses and long coats with fur collars in blues, greens, and purples.
What we loved most, however (and we might be able to blame this on our Oscar fever), were the gowns. They were chiffon, sheer, flowing and sexy. We love the color combination on the gown above and with a few more layers of chiffon on the skirt, this would be red carpet ready by Sunday night’s awards. Call us, Nicole Kidman; this dress is for you.
Click here to see the rest of the stunning Gucci Fall 2011 collection.