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ROCKABILLY BOYS

Milan:  Versace’s new menswear designer, Dior Homme alum Martyn Ball, spent his first season taking the label back to its heyday of the 1980s by using an iconic set of advertising images by Bruce Weber as the main inspiration. With a bit of Jerry Lee Lewis and the Stray Cats thrown in for good measure, the sparkle and sexy glam of the Rockabilly movement came forward with fringed leather jackets, bling-worthy belt buckles, bib-fronted shirts (worn buttoned all the way up and adorned with layered silver necklaces) and cut-away snap-front jackets. The pompadour hair styles and overall retro voice of the collection contrasted nicely with the graphic black-and-white Vorticist patterns printed on silk shirts and the show’s finale group of swimsuits and robes.

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