Cavalli's models wore flat sandals, too, which gave them an unusually down-to-earth style.
Amidst the highly contrasted trends on runwaysfrom girlish mod mini-dresses to sexy '80s-style corsetstwo things are certain: the dress is the most important item of the season and tailoring is not in fashion. "I don't know why, but it is not about tailoring," said Miuccia Prada, sitting in her spare office on the Via Bergamo. "Perhaps it's because young people are just not into that."
The only tailoring that did show upand it was razor-sharpwas on Donatella Versace's runway, where coats and dresses had a pared-down, almost minimalist feel. Versace gave the fashion crowd something else to write home about on Friday night: an hour-long live Prince performance.