Today's collection was classic Alberta Ferretti: floaty and feminine and romantic — well, with a dash of mod.
Who has a lot of opinions about what Kate Middleton should wear the day she becomes a princess? Designers, that's who! From Karl Lagerfeld, who favors "high boots," to Christian Lacroix, who designed an Elizabethan bodice, everyone has a fantasy.
It was all dreamy, Virgin Suicides-esque romance at Alberta Ferretti's spring show. But not only manic pixie dream girls need apply: the hats and flats were actually real-world practical.
At best, the Ferretti show in Milan today was beribboned and romantic. At worst, it was somber, bedraggled and a little old.
Alberta Ferretti's spring/summer '08 show was full of beautiful goddess gowns, delicately draped. Loose shift dresses with pretty details; garments seemingly spun from gold. Particularly innovative? No, not at all. In fact we've seen most of these shapes over and over again, particularly in the past two seasons. (And…