The Best of Milan: A Split Personality for Spring

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Milan had two faces last week: One was fresh, clean, and light — it is spring 2010, after all. Alberta Ferretti, Bottega Veneta, and Marni all used a light palette, clean design, and airy silhouettes to put us in the mood for a new decade. The other face, meanwhile, was decidedly more mod — sixties mod to be exact. Prada's Lucite-covered girls (from head to toe) very clearly showed that plastic is in. Versace's bold, bubble-gum-colored patterns transported us back in time. There were, of course, the exceptions: Gucci's tough-girl warriors, Dolce's Spanish island girls, and Jil Sander's new take on suits. Check them all out in our roundup of Milan's greatest hits.