MILAN — The cool, graceful spring collection Giorgio Armani showed Monday provided an appealing respite from all the overheated sexiness seen elsewhere. He did it by giving his audience a needed reality check. The palette of lavenders, pinks and blues was refreshing, while the latest suits had a relaxed charm. Here, one of them. For more on the season, see pages 6 to 10.

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