80s fashions make a comeback at Milan Fashion Week
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By Booth Moore
Los Angeles Times fashion critic, reporting from Milan
Heavy metal studs, leather leggings, safety pins and sequins, oversized sweaters and boyfriend jackets, power shoulders and flashes of neon. During the shows at Milan Fashion Week, it wasnt a question of whether the 1980s would be referenced, but which part of the 1980s.
Guccis Frida Giannini and Emilio Puccis Peter Dundas sought to re-create Studio 54s night-crawling, coke-sniffing social denizens, while the Dolce & Gabbana and Aquilano Rimondi collections were more enamored of the money-loving social climbers of Dynasty, and Roberto Cavalli seemed to cast an eye toward angry heavy metal hair bands. The Moschino show invitation even included a Rubiks Cube.