Fashion: Alto Moc/o, Italian Style

While the French consider fashion every bit as momentous an affair as, say, an affair, the Italians take it all with a grain of saltimbocca. The results, as last week's showings of spring and summer collections proved, may never raise hemlines in Duluth or necklines in Dubuque, but they did raise an eyebrow here and there and clear round the world.

First came Florence, the boutiques and the gags. Glans covered one pair of pants with another (toreador on the bottom, pantaloons on top), while Ava-golf finished off a long knit dinner dress with two balloons (slit to accommodate feet),...

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