The Emporio Armani show started off strong with a pair of models in cutaway blazers worn over striped jersey dresses with stretch tulle underlays, which added length to the silhouette. Topped with hefty geometric necklaces, the outfits had all the elements — statement jewelry, smart jacket, T-shirt dressing, done in stony neutrals — that create the polished but comfortable layers that fashionable, but not fashion-obsessed women go mad for.

It continued with lean shifts and structured blazers, some cropped, others with contrast lapels. If the ruched tulle effect wore thin, Giorgio Armani was on a roll with the toppings, as in skinny tailored shorts, silk trousers and gently ruffled shifts.

The tiered look carried over into evening, where Armani indulged his flair for the dramatic with splashy colors, such as iridescent seafoam green and raspberry pink.  While the palm frond styles, such as the twin dresses wrapped in thick shiny plastic like human helixes, were kooky, a lean sheath and jacket, and flirty pink top and shorts offered a more understated side of Armani’s vision.

Backstage – Beauty – Photos of the moment

Front Row at Emporio Armani
 Giorgio Armani with Pierre Sarkozy
 Willow Smith and Megan Fox

 Megan Fox