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Armani's still got it

The last day of Milan Fashion Week closed with a spectacular show by Giorgio Armani, where the designer himself appeared to take a catwalk bow at the end.

With none other than Tina Turner in the front row, it was sure to be a high-publicity event, but perhaps the biggest surprise this season was the collection itself. With a label as humungous as Armani, seasonal shows can start to feel a little irrelevant, but critics are applauding the bang-on-trend autumn/winter 2011 show with the Telegraph proclaiming it ‘possibly the best show of his extraordinary 35-year-career.’

It seems the most coveted item on the catwalk was the flared trousers. ‘At a moment when trousers are making a comeback after years dominated by dresses, Armani reminded us that he can cut a pair of trousers – wide legged or skinny, fine wool or plush velvet – better than almost anyone’ gushed The Guardian, whilst Vogue described it as ‘a classic collection of alluring femininity’. Fans also went mad for the shimmering pinks, crystal fringing and sarong-style skirts.

Personally we are quite fond of the pink feather jacket. Just in case anyone reading this happens to have a spare several thousand pounds and is experiencing uncontrollable waves of reckless generosity.

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