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Milan Fashion Week

Written By Mikal Saint George
Photographed By Simone Tarantino

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Spring has blossomed on the Milan runways and New York Cool’s Simone Tarantino was on hand to give a glimpse of May in 2005.

Gai Mattiolo
Gai Mattiolo
Gai Mattiolo
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Gai Mattiolo offered a Garden of Eden with silken floral prints in flirtatious fabrics that lend a vampy coquettishness to anyone brave enough to take on haute couture price tags. Colors are lush but not overbearing. Bead-work, thankfully, is not done with a heavy hand. Instead there is a sense of restrained glamour, adding light and sparkle precisely where it is needed. The silhouette hugs the body but thanks to divine cut allows the fabric a lighter-than-air flow. For make-up the look was clean yet dramatic. Hair was unadorned, straight and natural with emphasis being on innate beauty and sensual self confidence.

Giorgio Armani Giorgio Armani Giorgio Armani
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At Giorgio Armani, the master couturier displayed once again his gift for cut and dignified use of color. This nearly mythic auteur of fashion displayed a distinctly Asian influence for his Spring collection. Toggle buttons far left of center gave us glamorous fantasies of Suzy Wong on a high fashion rampage. Colors were cool and shimmering. Teal and purple, subdued metalics. The collection displayed a lush elegance without losing its youthful energy. Vaguely smokey eyes – nearly devoid of eyebrows - and safety-orange lips were the make-up dujour. Hair was sleek and tight under hats that seemed to range from gothic funeral to Asian countryside.

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