Milan has left us feeling a little bit like federal financial regulators, perplexed (possibly under qualified) and wondering why all this supposed transparency never reveals much. But we pun a bit too much we fear. In Karl Lagerfeld's case this transparency that is and is not revealing has the possible unintended consequence of giving a great deal of sweetness to Fendi Spring 2009. Fendi's cut outs and hints at transparency never quite reveal what is going on underneath. A tantalizing prospect for fashion certainly, less so for federal regulators we suppose.
Precious white doilies dresses freshened with must own belts, wrap around roses, and sheer puffy possibilities all contributed to a collection that made us feel as if we had seen a lot more than we did. We guess we know how Secretary Paulson feels now.