Gucci woman mixes demure with daring

DANIELA PETROFF
The Associated Press
Modified: February 25, 2013 at 4:20 pm •  Published: February 25, 2013
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Along with basic black, the Gucci palette included wine purple, orange rust, moss green and a range of delicate blues.

Fabrics went from silk to soft wool and lace. Leather, a Gucci staple, appeared in everything from a suit to a T-shirt. Snakeskin, another Gucci favorite, was used not only for bags and shoes, but also for outfits.

Footwear was either booties, boots or sandals, all with a sharp and sexy high heel. The latest bag is structured with a luggage lock, and the traditional bamboo handle.

Models wore dark eye makeup and their hair severely pulled back.

The mood of the collection might have been dark, but it was a radiant Giannini who took a runway bow at the end of show, wearing an ample wool sweater that made no attempt to hide the baby girl she's expecting next month.