Daria Werbowy Returns to Claim Milan As Her Own

From left: Lara Stone, Bianca Balti, and Daria Werbowy.Photo: Imaxtree


We have a bit to say about Milan’s catwalk conclusion, particularly the puzzling casting at DSquared2. So: The brothers Caten slapped red lipstick and fishnets on their opener Iekeliene. Now, the girl can pull off geek-chic glasses and toppling berets like nobody’s business, but sauntering down the runway like a smoldering sexpot? Um...no. And then the designers asked Bianca to finish the show in the above pose (center). She’s a dazzling, voluptuous Italian babe! It’s Milan! And this is the hottest we get? Sigh. In less rant-worthy news, Fendi and Dolce tapped bankable blondes Lara and Lily to open their shows, respectively. Plus, we got a serious treat at Versace: the return of Daria Werbowy. The Canadian icon bookended the show looking just as fresh, if not slightly more womanly, as when she was signed over a decade ago. Other girls have walked miles in Milan, but Werbowy’s earned the privilege to swoop in at the end and steal the win as Model of the Week. —Kendall Herbst

 
SHOW OPENER CLOSER
Gucci Natasha Poly Lily Donaldson
Dolce & Gabbana Lily Donaldson Snejana Onopka
Fendi Lara Stone Magdalena Frackowiak
Roberto Cavalli Isabeli Fontana Ali Stephens
Iceberg Heidi Mount Suvi Koponen
Marni Karlie Kloss Suvi Koponen
DSquared2 Iekeline Stange Bianca Balti
Versace Daria Werbowy Daria Werbowy
Daks Aline Weber Unknown
Trend Les Copains Siri Tollerød Unknown
John Richmond Unknown Tatyana Usova
MaxMara Lara Stone Karlie Kloss
Pucci Karlie Kloss Karlie Kloss
Alessandro Dell’Acqua Magdalena Frackowiak Mariacarla Boscono
Beccaria Lisa Cant Unknown