Made in Italy

September 7, 2007 10:00 AM
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Italian Fashion

THE PRIMA DONNA IN VALENTINO: Taffeta gown (on model), $7250.

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THE SOPHISTICATE IN GUCCI: Dress, $3995, gloves, $595, Gucci; clutch, $3990, Bally; tights, $52, Wolford.

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THE INDEPENDENT IN PRADA: Sweater, $930, skirt, $860, shoes, $520, socks, $95, bags, $2195 and $1295, green coat (on bed), $3880, Prada; hat (on bed), $185, Ellen Christine Millinery.

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THE DREAM WEAVERS: MARGHERITA & ANGELA MISSONI IN MISSONI; ON MARGHERITA: Dress, $1730, Missoni; necklace, $1070, Stephen Dweck; buckle bracelet, $920, Lulu Frost; tiger's-eye bracelet, $13,500, Marilyn F. Cooperman. ON ANGELA: Coat, $2552, top, $560, Missoni; jewelry, Angela's own. Makeup: Deborah Sasso for T.W.A Agency.

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IN MEMORIAM: Gianfranco Ferr, 1945-2007.Ferr posed for Marie Claire just one day before he collapsed from a brain hemorrhage. Dubbed "fashion's architect" for the voluminous, sculptural shapes he favored, whether for his own line or when he was at the helm of Dior from 1989 to 1996, he never failed to help mold each season with his signature simple grandeur.

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THE MINI MOGULS IN ARMANI: (From left): Dress, $750, coat, $1395, striped dress, $685, black camisole dress, $685, white dress, $475, long-sleeve dress, $795, belt, $350, Emporio Armani. Giorgio Armani in his own clothes.

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THE LIVING DOLL IN MALO: Cardigan, $5120, dress, $875, Malo; sandals, price upon request, Giuseppe Zanotti Design; belt, $145, Ibisco; tights, $13.50, DKNY.

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THE GLITTERATI IN CAVALLI: (Far left): Gown, $22,680, Roberto Cavalli. (Near left): Gown, $5450, Roberto Cavalli; earrings, $450, Alexis Bittar; bracelets, $5990 and $5300, Vendorafa. (Center left): Gown, $96,830, shoes, price upon request, Roberto Cavalli. (Center right): Gown, $23,160, shoes, price upon request, Roberto Cavalli; diamond ring, $650, Scott Kay; crystal ring, $85, Givenchy. (Near right): Dress, $1040, Just Cavalli. (Far right): Bustier, $855, cuff, $209, Just Cavalli. Roberto Cavalli in his own clothes.

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THE ROMANTIC IN BLUMARINE: Top, $1455, Blumarine; skirt, $1995, Rossella Tarabini for Anna Molinari; floral necklace, $682, Swarovski necklace, $730, Iosselliani; silver-and-bronze necklace, $535, Stephen Dweck; rhinestone collar, $430, Roxanne Assoulin for Lee Angel.

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THE RENEGADE IN MIU MIU: Dress, $3030, Miu Miu; clutch, $1555, Versace; necklace, $660, Tom Binns.

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THE BABE IN ICEBERG: Jacket, $1230, dress, $1060, Iceberg; clutch, $295, Furla; bottom cuff, $975, Chanel; top cuff, $490, Etro.

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THE VIXEN IN VERSACE: Gown, price upon request, Versace Atelier; pumps, $1100, Sergio Rossi.

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THE DIVA IN DOLCE & GABBANA: Dress, $12,950, belt, $1325, Dolce & Gabbana; sandals, $1059, Versace.

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THE PRAGMATIST IN MAXMARA: Cardigan, price upon request, dress, $605, MaxMara; pumps, $665, Cesare Paciotti; belt, $195, 3.1 Phillip Lim.
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