May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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RED CARPET MOMENTS
Milan: It’s been a big twenty-four hours for Giorgio Armani. First, there was last night’s Academy Awards, during which nominees Jessica Chastain and Quvenzhané Wallis, as well as many others, answered “Giorgio Armani” when asked the ubiquitous question, “Who are you wearing?”. Just a few hours later and a few time zones away, Armani sent his fall collection down the runway. Within the whopping 84-look show, the designer sent out plenty of his signature tailored jackets (of both the cropped and elongated styles), as well as his easy trousers in velvet, firm silk, and a range of suitings. The palette was classic Armani – black, midnight blue, navy, lavender. Perhaps knowing his viewers would have the Oscars on their minds, the designer included numerous evening looks. The dresses usually take center stage, but this time the separates – intricately beaded tops, sparkling pants, and embellished coats – shone just as brightly, leaving his followers to fantasize about seeing them on upcoming red carpets. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Easy hourglass / Rounded / Boyish / Boxy on top / A-line / Columnar
Color: Black / Midnight blue / Navy / Lavender / White / Periwinkle / Silver
Key Items: Easy trousers / Cropped jackets / Elongated A-line jackets / Gathered silk tops / Embellished evening gowns / Decorated evening jackets
Materials: Velvet / Wool suitings / Firm silks / Fluid silks / Shaggy fur / Haircalf / Lustrous charmeuse / Jacquard / Bonded leather / Curly fur / Satin / Taffeta
Print + Pattern: Geometrics / Plaid
Details + Trim: Intricate beading / Jewel embellishments / Gathering / Accordion pleats / Suspenders / Peplums / Contrast panels / Beaded fringe / Fabric appliqués / Bows / Chains
Accessories + Footwear: Fur berets / Plastic-frame cat eye sunglasses / Button and dangly earrings / Pendant necklaces / Chokers / Jeweled brooches / Black bangles / Leather and mesh fingerless gloves / Embellished leather gloves / Rounded top-handle bags / Boxy suitcases / Tote bags / Flat oxfords / Slippers / Strappy lace-up heels / High-heeled ankle boots
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