MILAN • On the runway in Milan men's fashion week, a high-flier took off once again, while a younger jet-setter made a smooth landing.
Last Saturday, iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell, 48, injected Hollywood oomph, wearing a classic pinstripe suit with a carefully mismatched bow tie adorning her crisp white shirt at the Dolce & Gabbana (D&G) show.
Versace also opted for full-blast - but far younger - star power, leading with top model Bella Hadid.
The D&G catwalk celebrated love in all shapes and sizes, sending women and men down the ramp in eye-popping colours.
Italian actress Monica Bellucci showed off a three-piece coal-black suit with a wide lapel, teetering on vertiginous heels.
The younger models were heart-throbs of the millennials - a target group for D&G - including actor Cameron Dallas, Chinese singeractor Karry Wang and Kailand Wonder, son of American music legend Stevie Wonder.
Versace sent out models with outfits bearing the brand's trademark snake motif, as well as head-to-toe fluorescent green and pink combinations.
Donatella Versace said the collection catered to three kinds of men - a "street style" for stars, another for dandies and a third for "leaders".
"The Versace man is not ordinary, he is watched and spoken of," she added.
Milan will showcase 28 ready-to-wear spring-summer 2019 collections. Among the major Italian names are Prada and Giorgio Armani. The overseas contingent includes Britain's Stella McCartney, Canada's Dsquared2 and Germany's Philipp Plein.