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Robert Cavalli AW 2012 show
Naomi Campbell leads models for the grand finale of Robert Cavalli's AW 2012 show at Milan Fashion WeekReuters
Naomi Campbell
British supermodel Naomi Campbell pursued modeling at the age of 15. She appeared on the cover of Elle at 15 replacing a model who had cancelled her appearance. She dominated the fashion industry in 80s and 90s gracing several cover magazines.With her sexy, sultry looks Naomi has remained one of the top supermodels for the 24 years. Next year Naomi will be completing 25 years in the fashion industry.Reuters
Gucci
Gucci Kicks Off 2012 Milan Fashion Week with Dramatic ‘Dark' dresses that were also elegantReuters
Gucci
Gucci made a bold yet questionable choice with the use of furReuters
Gianfranco Ferre
Gianfranco Ferre's panel dresses and gloves distinguished the collection but the theme did not always work on every design.Reuters
John Richmond
Provocative ensemble from John Richmond's autumn/winter 2012 collection lacked elegance of some of his earlier workReuters
Missoni
While her other pieces proved more impressive, Angela Missoni went into print overdrive with this distasteful ensemble which featured in her new collection.Reuters

This year's Milan Fashion Week saw Italian designers up their stakes once again and try their hardest to impress the fashion world with their sophisticated designs and trend-setting autumn/winter 2012 collections.

Models were sent down the catwalk in attention-grabbing and awe-inspiring ensembles that could have made any luxury-loving shopper grow weak at the knees.

Impressive images from the shows proved that Milan remains worthy to be crowned a fashion capital.

Gucci kicked off the event on Wednesday by unveiling a women's collection that proved dark glamour can be broody as well as elegant.

The collection created by Frida Giannini, the fashion house's designer-in-chief, featured lots of velvet designs which juxtaposed with some feminine, large prints and jacquard florals.

It was all about opulent designs with a 'baroque romanticism' theme at Dolce & Gabbana's show which featured delicate lace dresses, capes and rich velvets.

Fashion veterans Giorgio Armani and Robert Cavalli closed the show by bringing back Bermuda shorts and Naomi Campbell.

Other designers did their best to live up to the high expectations assigned to them, but while some came up with the goods, others left a lot to be desired.  

After a week of fashion victories and faux pars, International Business Times UK recaps on the best and the worst bits of Milan Fashion Week 2012.

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