I’m going to acknowledge right up front that I’m completely biased here, but I think Italy is the food and fashion capital of the world (not necessarily in that order). While I can talk with some authority about food, in that I eat it pretty much every day, I’m not exactly a fashion expert. I know what I like, but that’s the extent of it. And frankly, most of the stuff that trots down runways is so over-the-top that no one would wear it (the secret is that most of the time, no one is actually meant to wear it). I think I’m going to have to take some crash course in fashion if the husband and I make it to Italy, especially if we end up in/near Milan…
In the meantime, here are a few fashion-related news snippets I found out and about:
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- Italy’s police force wears uniforms designed by Armani, so why shouldn’t the forest rangers ride Ducatis?
- Italians want to look stylish, but they don’t necessarily want to be the ones making the stylish clothing. Tailors in Florence, in a partnership with London’s Savile Row, are trying to change that.
- What to get for the fashionista who has everything? How about Marilyn Monroe’s Ferragamos from Some Like It Hot? And they’ll only set you back €1,800.
- You might have thought that the fashion world and the world of the Vatican would never cross paths. At least not in a friendly way. You’d have been wrong.
(Psst… If you’re wondering what to get me at that Ferragamo show, I’m a Euro size 37, and my birthday is next month. Mille grazie.)
Photo by: Claudia Pelagatti