Fashion Week Kicks Off In Milan, Imperialists And Chuck Bass Would Be Proud

by MELLISSA SEECHARAN · June 22, 2009

[Models on the catwalk at the 'Giorgio Armani' Spring/Summer 2010 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week.Photos via Getty]

Boys, boys, boys! Excuse us. MEN! It's fashion week in Milan and menswear is stealing the show. The Spring/Summer showcase kicked off Saturday night with shows from Dolce & Gabbana and Giorgio Armani whose designs set the tone of this chic week -- edgy sophistication. Think Chuck Bass. At least we'd like to think Mr. Bass would wear a bejeweled embroidered evening jacket with tapered trousers.

One thing we know is that Madonna's boy toy of the moment, Jesus Luz, swaggered down D&G's runway in the outfit. Designers are also looking at the past for inspiration...

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Pitti Uomo and a few other designers harkened back to the British colonial days with khaki coloring, collarless shirts, and tunics. Ah yes, gotta love imperialism. Fashion weeks will include shows from Versace, Missoni, Bottega Veneta, Cavalli, Gucci, Prada, and others. Check out some of the backstage highlights from the week...

Models at the Diesel Show

Lydie Pages, Anna Niklasson, Alba Parietti

Leila Ben Khalifa, Alessandra Moschillo, Mario Boselli