2008 February 20
Salvatore Ferragamo - Milan Fall 2008
(MILAN) Roll Call: Anna Wintour, Linda Fargo, Glenda Bailey, Ken Downing, Roopal Patel, Cathy Horyn, Nina Garcia, Stephanie Solomon, Hal Rubenstein, Kate Betts, Hamish Bowles, Stephen Gan, Suzy Menkes, Candy Pratts Price, Virginia Smith, Kim France, and Italian ballet god, Roberto Bolle
Chic Report: The debut collection from Ferragamo's new creative director, Cristina Ortiz, was libidinous--so much so, that one model traipsed the entire stretch of the runway with an unknowingly exposed breast. Ortiz gamely sexed-up the traditionally classic line with slinky mini-dresses, decadent fur wraps, and poured-on, plunging evening gowns in liquid amethyst, silver, and stark white. Other, less agressive standouts: an unflappable bronze trench and a series of chic, tailored pantsuits. The collection definitely had a fan in Wei Tang, front-row VIP and star of Ang Lee's Lust, Caution. "The clothes were classic and sexy at the same time," she said. "So perfect for women!"