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Milan Fashion Week: Giorgio Armani steps into the boudoir

February 28, 2011 | 11:23 am

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It was another great collection from Giorgio Armani. He was inspired by "the boudoir," a theme that played well with his soft tailoring skills.

The new trousers for fall were cropped, cuffed and slightly flared (to show off a great pair of heels or lace booties). In pale pink satin, worn with a plush gray bed jacket, they purred sex kitten.

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But in fluid black silk with a new, longer-length blazer, or black velvet worn with a silvery beaded jacket for evening, the trousers were classically elegant.

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Lantern skirts on their own were a bit silly, especially one that looked like fur. But as the bottom of a strapless dress covered in pale pink rosettes, the lantern shape not only worked, it made the model look like she was gliding down the runway.

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Still, my favorite dress was one of the simplest. Long sleeved, and buttoned at the side, it was worn over pants. Everyone is showing that this season. But don't hold that against it. The fabric was unforgettable -- an iridescent gray silk chiffon that shined like a pearl.

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Armani even had a moment making fun of himself, sending out a tunic emblazoned with his own vanity shot. 

-- Booth Moore in Milan, Italy

PHOTOS: Giorgio Armani fall-winter 2011 runway collection photo gallery

Photos: Some of the looks from the Giorgio Armani fall-winter 2011 runway collection shown during Milan Fashion Week. Credit: Jonas Gustavsson and Peter Stigter / For the Los Angeles Times

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