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Pictures: Gucci's dark glamour kicks off Milan Fashion Week

Pictures: Gucci's dark glamour kicks off Milan Fashion Week

A model presents a creation from Gucci's 2012 Autumn/Winter collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan on Feb 22, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MILAN (AFP) - Fearless musketeers and seductive water nymphs sashayed down the catwalk at the Gucci show on Wednesday, kicking off Milan Fashion Week with a stunning array of velvet capes and see-through dresses. 'This is modern-day romanticism. A dramatic sensuality, a dark glamour. With subtle tones of provocative intellect,' designer Frida Giannini said. And dark it was: models wearing a deep plum lipstick that was almost black stalked down the runway to pulsating beats, shooting looks to kill, in black leather capes and dresses in exotic animal prints and dark feathers. The show opened with military-style jackets and equestrian-inspired trousers worn with flat riding boots and a bag closed with a stirrup clasp, before moving on to...

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