Armani in Milan

March 6, 2010 Updated: March 7, 2010
AND JACKETS FLARE: Two elegant pants and cape-like jackets.  (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
AND JACKETS FLARE: Two elegant pants and cape-like jackets. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Emporio Armani, one of the classic Italian houses, featured designs for a full range of personalities—from short dresses to suits almost too elegant for business to trousers and jackets.

Armani's styles were striking but did not lose their wearability by disappearing into sensationalism. The collection demonstrated what a truly talented designer can do with this skill, turning a lapel here, folding fabric into a flower there, or shaping the trousers so they are flattering yet comfortable-looking. These fashions are from the Womenswear Autumn/Winter show Feb. 26.

FORMAL OR FORMIDABLE: These suits will make you a winner before the meeting even starts. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
FORMAL OR FORMIDABLE: These suits will make you a winner before the meeting even starts. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
DELICATE BLACK: Spaghetti straps and light folds and gathers of sheer black fabric give this dress a light touch. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
DELICATE BLACK: Spaghetti straps and light folds and gathers of sheer black fabric give this dress a light touch. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
AND IN PANTS: A darker, textured jacket and the silky fabric in trousers. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
AND IN PANTS: A darker, textured jacket and the silky fabric in trousers. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
ANOTHER MIX: A rich brown, thick jacket is paired with a silky short skirt this time. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
ANOTHER MIX: A rich brown, thick jacket is paired with a silky short skirt this time. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
MIXED WEIGHTS: A pale, textured nubby jacket with a filmy skirt.  (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
MIXED WEIGHTS: A pale, textured nubby jacket with a filmy skirt. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

 

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