Giorgio Armani said "The idea is taking all the colors of the pearl. Everything is a play of light; the shiny effect comes and goes." These beautiful words come from Armani observing the pearl and all of its incarnations. The palette ran from not-so-quite whites and pale grays to blues, jade and subtle golden hues. The prints were quite calm and soothing. He kept the focus on the ever changing surfaces of the fabric by experimenting with shapes through cut and the result was a linear look with a considerable amount of diversity.
For day he had beautiful draped dresses with one-shoulder capelets; belted jackets cut in fluid silks; peplumed tunics over pants and simple chic navy suits. For evening there were confections of lavish iridescent embroideries in intricate motifs or unadorned in mesmerizing satins. These looks were inspirations of the waterworld and were structured beautifully. He closed the show with a trio of delicate adornment of whites on his models in an obvious homage to the Three Graces. Graceful it was according to WWD and I agree!