Alberta Ferretti's Bad Romance

At best, the Ferretti show in Milan today was beribboned and romantic. At worst, it was somber, bedraggled and a little old.

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Though the color of this dress is neutral, the ribbon detailing takes it from basic to exquisite.

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It's kind of astounding, isn't it? And yet I'm tempted to try it at home on a T-shirt.

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I'm personally not a fan of illusion dresses, but there is a throwback romanticism here.

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A dreamy slip of a gown that comes with an embrace of jewels.

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Basic black gets edgy with intricate seams and a jewel-encrusted sleeve.

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Old Hollywood glamor, for the red carpet or the boudoir.

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More of the ribbon detailing — so sophisticated, in black.

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Birth of venus! Light, airy, seafoam. The dress almost seems to be hanging from the jeweled shoulder medallions.

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Shimmy, shimmy, shimmy. Shake, shake, shake.

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Have you been noticing the shoes? I don't love the heel shape, but the champagne color and loopy design are winning me over.

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Soon to be seen on a red carpet, hopefully with different shoes. And on someone who doesn't mind that the seams and vertical lines will probably make one look wider.

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The Creature From The Brown Lagoon.

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A dress in heavy fabric with a fur collar doesn't seem particularly… Youthful.

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Surely someone could pull off this paramecium dress, but I can't think of whom.

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A diaphanous ode to Mariano Fortuny.

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Unbelievably delicate! Almost like a vintage piece.

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Black on black with fur trim: Nothing you haven't seen before.

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Oh, this coat I like, especially with the turquoise booties.

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There are some glimpses of good stuff here…

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…But in general, this show is a little… down. No?

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Even with the sparkle and shine, this doesn't generate much excitement.

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PhillipaMarlowe
Phillipa Marlowe

I want #14 so bad that I just let out an involuntary longing sigh when I saw it. I will dream of that dress.