Versace rising, Milan mens wrap up, Tina Tarantino’s pink plastic wares, Galliano trial, Menkes meets Umit Benan

Lady Gaga in vintage Versace in The Edge Of Glory

Versace on the march (Guardian)
“Versace is having a moment. The label has not been hotter since the salad days of supermodels in sweet-shop brights on the catwalk and Liz Hurley in safety pins on the red carpet.”

Armani’s Geometry and other Mens’ reviews (IHT)
“‘Menswear is difficult — keeping things the same, but different,’ Giorgio Armani said backstage, claiming fashion today is too much about ‘the bankers.’”

The Serious Business of Pretty Pink Things (WSJ)
“Pink. Plastic. These adjectives aren’t usually applied to fashionable jewelry. But Tarina Tarantino has changed that. With stores in Milan, Los Angeles and New York, she is the haute designer of playful jewelry for grown women.”

John Galliano took antidepressants ‘like candy’ (Telegraph)
John Galliano, the disgraced British fashion designer, will insist he lost all reason after taking antidepressants “like candy” as he stands trial today for hurling anti-Semitic abuse at customers in a Paris café.”

Umit Benan Sahin in Milan (NY Times)
Suzy Menkes sits down with Umit Benan Sahin (video).