Firebirds lit up the runway at the Gucci show kicking off Milan fashion week Wednesday, as the industry awaits a weekend general election that could determine the future of "Made in Italy".
A model displays a creation as part of Gucci's Fall-Winter 2013-2014 womenswear collection on February 20, 2013 in Milan. The evening wear featured a luxurious play of feathers and ferns on netting that evoked the flames of firebirds.
As Italy's top luxury labels show off their autumn-winter 2013 collections to global fashionistas, there was no sense of the crisis which has hit the Italian fashion industry hard.
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