Style.com abuses the adjective:
"Vivid pastels, geometric prints, baroque curlicues, short-short skirts, and slinky, sexy chain mail: Where else could this be but Versace? For Spring, Donatella Versace was telling everyone who went backstage that she'd been inspired by Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (which comes out next March). "I loved the idea of that fantasyland," she said. Really, though, you didn't need to know that to appreciate the fact that this was Versace redux—the Gianni heyday of the early nineties retooled in a gloriously confident way. Good timing for it, too. Donatella might have spent the last few seasons concentrating on making her collection look grown-up, but now that so many others are making the most of thigh-skimming lengths, busy prints, and glittery glamour, it's an opportune moment to drop all that and show them how it's done her way."
It's classic Versace, which means tight, short, shiny and loud. Which isn't to say we don't think it's fabulous. When Versace does it right, they can make what would normally look a little tacky and slutty look chic and exciting. That's true for this collection. It's got a slight Barbarella/swinging '60s vibe with a little dash of the '80s thrown in for good measure. It's all very feminine, very young, very "heading to a party." In other words, very Versace.
Oh, and we kind of love the shoes. Yes, we had a little rant the other day about how shoes are getting more ridiculous and these are definitely over the top foot-manglers, but we can't help it. They look fantastic. We don't know how much we can get behind the open-toed boots, though.
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