Milan Fashion Week has always been thought of as a bit sleepier than its international counterparts in London, Paris, and New York. But it's become increasingly clear that the city deserves more credit—and not only because Jennifer Lopez just stormed Versace's spring/summer 2020 catwalk in her iconic, Google Images-launching dress. Whether under Gianni or Donatella, Versace has always been unapologetically provocative and maximalist—a perfect complement to Armani, which has always favored elegance over trends. Of course, they're just two of the most storied names in town; there's also Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo—both of which, thanks to Alessandro Michele and Paul Andrew, respectively, have stayed true to their house's sophisticated legacies, while also evolving them to cutting-edge. Aside from the runways, there's one place in particular where you can trace each of their histories: in the pages of W, which for decades now has featured the work of Miuccia Prada and the rest. Take a look back, here.
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