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There must be something to the notion of beauty sleep if a glowing Tina Turner, 71, and buoyant designer Giorgio Armani, 76, are indicators.
This story first appeared in the March 21, 2011 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
Armani, who aptly called his fall collection “Boudoir” and showed it on a set decked out like a seductive bedchamber, managed to create a genuine ripple of excitement from an exhausted fashion crowd on the final day of Milan Fashion Week. Turner took her front-row pew to spontaneous applause, and naturally, her own soundtrack. Despite the drizzle outside, the ageless rock star was all smiles, braving the paparazzi pack to support her longtime pal.
“I’m retired for the moment, just enjoying doing nothing,” Turner said, while hinting that a “different” project could soon see the light.
Once the preshow commotion was over, models strutted in a wardrobe worth getting out of bed for this fall. Armani found his groove, not languishing beneath the sheets but in a dreamy array of evening dresses in powdery hues, youthful swingy pants cut above the ankle and a smattering of marabou jackets.