More fashion for you today, this time from Italy where the fashion week frenzy has just descended on Milan.
And what could be more Italian than Gucci, who proved that despite striding - certainly not doddering - towards their 100th birthday (the brand is 90 this year) it can still bring the slink and the sex appeal.
The Gucci Winter 2011, thanks to Frida Giannini is a confection of leather, python, silk, chiffon, see-throughness, and low-cuts, with long lengths slashed to the thigh.
Feeling chilly? Forget a sensible coat - swathe yourself in a massive brightly dyed fur and proceed to ooze seventies glamour.
In fact, the raven-haired seventies icon Angelica Houston inspired much of the collection and Giannini also cited Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, (who it must be said, would look fabulous in every one of the long dresses) as a reference point for many of the designs.
Masterfully jewel hued, and unspeakably, nay, wondrously unpractical, this was a fitting birthday collection because if these aren't party clothes then we don't know what are.