Viva Italia In Milan's Front Row

Everyone knows that at Fashion Week, half the action's off-runway in the front row. And in Milan, that's doubly true.


Viva Italia In Milan's Front RowLet's start off with a, ahem, bang. Anna Dello Russo, at Iceberg, is ready for a return to Oz.

Viva Italia In Milan's Front RowSFrancesca Senette, meanwhile, goes for classic Italian luxe.

Viva Italia In Milan's Front RowValeria Solarino, at Byblos, takes "metallics" to its inevitable and horrifying conclusion.

Viva Italia In Milan's Front RowSThis gentleman is James Goldstein. I'd say something about the fur trend, but I'm guessing this isn't a one-time look. This right here represents either the glory or tragedy of Fashion Week.

Viva Italia In Milan's Front RowGuendalina Canessa at — surprise, surprise — Cavalli.

Viva Italia In Milan's Front RowSCavalli likes his snakeskin. And his ruffles. And his — or your — boobs. Perhaps it's no shock that all three should merge on Chiara Tortorella.

Viva Italia In Milan's Front RowMelba Ruffo, straight off of a Fellini set at Armani.

Viva Italia In Milan's Front RowSWhy yes, that is Tina Turner totally rocking it at Armani!

Viva Italia In Milan's Front RowFiammetta Cicogna shows off Missoni's latest — a flower-child spin on the classic.

Viva Italia In Milan's Front RowSDonatella Finocchiaro in Emporio Armani — Milan all the way.