Milan: Day 4

Canadians Dean and Dan Caten, the twin brothers of Dsquared, started their Italian career in drag, impersonating the 60’s singing sensation The Kessler Sisters in underground cabarets. Which gives them license to talk about indiscretion—and they’re really good at it. Based on the idea of a summer camp (get it?), they showed a full range of ways to offend good taste, but our favorites were an “I Love Camping” sweatshirt and a purple ballgown with a bottle of beer in hand.

An Armani show is always unique, for better or worse. Recovering from a serious illness, the Master of Milan presented a rainbow of bold colors, from blue to bright pink, for his diffusion line Emporio Armani. But more often that not it felt like the opening credits of The Bold and the Beautiful, with models strutting and posing to dubious applause in a self-celebratory atmosphere. In this way, it was an 80s revival, if unintentional. Was this Miami or Rimini? Studio 54 or Il Pappagallo? We’re a little confused.

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