CUT IT SHORT: Giorgio Armani weighed in on Milan Men’s Fashion Week after his signature show on Tuesday. “It should be compacted,” said Armani, adding vaguely that some designs should not be on the runways. “Things should be regulated more.” Asked if he felt men’s and women’s collections should be shown together, the designer responded, “It would be fantastic; I’ve done it in the past, but it would be difficult to combine the timings.” Armani also revealed that renovations at his flagship in Via Monte Napoleone will be unveiled in April, in time for the city’s expo.
Fitting in with the designer’s belief, expressed at the press conference, that women are still feminine wearing men’s clothes, actress Alba Rohrwacher donned a dark velvet, long men’s jacket in the front row of the designer’s show. The petite actress said she was busy endorsing her latest film, “Vergine giurata [Sworn virgin].” “This is another job in itself,” she confessed. “I’d much rather be acting than promoting.”