The Milan Fashion Week schedule is an impressive list of powerhouse labels from Armani, Prada, Fendi, Cavalli, Versace and Gucci. Italian luxury brands also appear impervious to the economic crisis thanks to demand from wealthy consumers in the Far East. So why is the Italian fashion establishment worried?
This was the first Milan Fashion Week since the passing of Anna Piaggi, the flamboyant and brilliant Vogue Italia editor who had been a significant presence at the shows (and hitting up the party scene with then-partner-in-crime Karl Lagerfeld) long before the writers, bloggers, models and celebrities in attendance this time around were even born.
If the photos showed Kaia in this outfit playing in a backyard or hanging out with friends, it would be more believable and real-life. But if fashion designers placed little girls in real-life situations we would only see how bizarrely wrong the outfits are for 10-year-olds. How does a girl climb a jungle gym or kick a ball when her skirt is halfway up past her underpants?