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Swinging '60s Gucci opens hopeful Milan fashion week

Published on Feb 20, 2014 6:13 AM
A model presents a creation for fashion house Gucci as part of the Autumn/Winter 2014 collections during the Women's fashion week on Feb 19, 2014 in Milan. -- PHOTO: AFP

MILAN (AFP) - Gucci opened Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday with a homage to the '60s as the new chief executive of Italy's fashion chamber told AFP the sector had finally "turned the corner".

Models in pastel-coloured mini dresses, soft furs and python boots paraded down the catwalk in what Gucci creative director Frida Giannini called "glamour at its purest".

Gucci said the designs were a tribute to "inspirational '60s style icons", with embroidered cocktail dresses, thigh-length trenchcoats and plenty of leather.

"I am trying more and more to get away from a sexy style to emphasise a romantic sensuality. Women have to like themselves above all," Giannini said after the show.

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