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There’s definitely omething Dracula-esque about Gucci’s Fall 2012 line; Frida Giannini contrived an esoteric feel with deep, opaque velvets contrasted against skin-showing slits and sheer gauzy blouses. The slouchy pants are the true standout piece lavishing a strong menswear mood. Nonetheless, Giannini knows how to formulate strong feminine dresses and skirts in somber velvets, luscious plums, and vivid greens. She didn’t dispense of color heavily, but subtly invoked a nocturnal theme with capes, military jackets and riding boots. The final looks left us yearning for more of that divine leopard jacquard. Magnificenza segreto!