The checkered runway in pearly hues of yellow, pink and beige set the mood for the nude-toned musings for fall-winter 2013. The colours recurred on the 52 creations, all of which were constructed with a delicate femininity.
The Armani Prive show made its statement in skin-colored fine organzas, lace and tulles, which exposed much skin. At times, the material seemed to simply melt into the models' flesh.
But the show, for the most part, remained relatively classical.
Several of the creations had the refined look of old-school Hollywood glamor.
Loose, pleated pants combined with high shoulders in marabou feathers cut a striking 1930s silhouette along with the models' short wavy hair.
One look that had a soft floppy bow tied on the top of high-waisted trousers could have been worn by Katharine Hepburn.
Elsewhere, a series of black lace creations evoked the 1950s, and with it the spirit of silver-screen sirens such as Rita Hayworth.
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