Fashion often gives us magical moments: the threesome of models rolling in the hay at Chanel’s spring/summer 2010 show; Kate Moss” hologram appearing at Alexander McQueen’s spring/summer 2006 show after her “cocaine Kate’ scandal; and Naomi Campbell falling in her platform heels at Vivienne Westwood’s autumn/winter 1997 before laughing it off. After all the models of the show came out for their final walk, the lights went low and a curtain pulled back to reveal: Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Helena Christiansen in gold gowns.
They strutted down the runway hand in hand to George Michael’s “Freedom ’90“, as many of them did in 1991, giving fashion-lovers giant pangs of nostalgia in their wake. “They have a green room each, but they are running in and out of each other’s rooms all day”.
She decided on his famously exuberant prints as the best homage to her brother because “Gianni was all about joy, and so full of life, and the prints really express that spirit”.
“The silhouettes are all new because the shapes from those days look dated today”, she said. Everyone loves the leggings again.
To celebrate her brother’s work, Donatella used bold prints showcased between his 1991 and 1995 collections, including the leopard from the 1992 Animaliercollection, the 1991 collection using Andy Warhol screenprints of Marilyn Monroe, as well as the Greek baroque styles of the same year.