Wednesday, October 02, 2002

Gucci and Versace: Over the Top and Vulgar

Thank God most New York designers resisted the urge to go the obvious sex route for spring/summer.The collections shown for Gucci and Versace, to name a few, seem more than a step backwards for women, with their over the top, cliched, and overt sexuality. If nothing else, most of New York presented classic, wearer friendly designs that are appealing, fresh, and appropriate for the times. And as far as the House of Versace's current 'muse' Britney Spears (who sat front row center at House of Field, and several other campy collections in New York) she seems, at 20, like a caricature of herself (just like Donatella). Actually, Donatella looks more like a female impersonator, and many of her designs seem more appropriate for female impersonators as well.

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