The other red carpet: Gary Oldman, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody and Jamie Bell skip Globes to walk in Prada show in Milan
While their colleagues were walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles, some of Hollywood's biggest actors instead headed to Milan to walk in Prada's show.
But interestingly, rather than go for the the silver screen's sexiest stars, the Italian fashion label instead picked some of the smartest and most distinguished actors to show off a very dapper collection.
So Gary Oldman, Willem Dafoe, Emile Hirsch, Tim Roth and Adrien Brody joined Jamie Bell as they speed-walked around a big red, black and white carpet, showing off some sophisticated English gent-inspired tailoring.
Actor-turned-models: Jamie Bell and Adrien Brody show off some of Prada's more unconventional outfits
The show took place in an invented, cavernous palazzo, and featured the kind of outfits you would expect to see on wealthy – but very, very stylish – nobility.
Ever the professional, Oldman stole the show in a smart, black knee-length jacket and some wire-rimmed glasses.
Like all the models, he also have a pair of Prada's trademark circular sunglasses tucked into the pocket on his chest.
Willem Dafoe's similar ensemble revealed a glimpse of a black trench coat under his thicker winter coat.
What Golden Globes Gary Oldman, Willem Dafoe and Tim Roth walk in the Prada show in Milan
Adrien Brody, meanwhile, successfully
pulled off a red coat with fur trim – with matching sunglasses. And
Jamie Bell went jacketless, but with a white polo neck worn beneath his
shirt, waistcoat and cummerbund.
Overall Miuccia Prada's inspiration was the kind of man man who likes to be both eccentric and mysterious, is quite sure of himself and at times a bit of a snob.
He wears brooches that look like medals
on his jacket, prefers vests to sweaters and likes the arrogance of a
high stiff collar on his white shirts.
Grand finale: Miuccia Prada pops out at the end of the show to be applauded by the audience, and Adrien Brody leads the final walk
He is also not embarrassed to wear underwear as outerwear and toss off his overcoat to reveal a pair of boxer shorts paired with a tuxedo shirt and gartered knee socks.
Somewhat of a dandy, Miuccia's man prefers his hair long, and is tempted by the eccentricity of a mustache.
And despite the Oscar-winning caliber of her models, Miuccia's clothes always took centre stage.
AND THE BEST OF THE REST…
Vivienne Westwood's Shackleton chic
When Vivienne Westwood puts her mind to something, she is not going to do it half-heartedly – as she proved with her Milan Fashion Week show over the weekend.
As part of her campaign to raise awareness about global warming, Westwood dressed her models as if they had just come back from the Arctic.
The jumpers, scarves, suits and colourful t-shirts might not have protected very much against sub-zero temperatures, but the models were all shaggy beards and moustaches with icicles dripping from them.
Ice man: Vivienne Westwood made her inspiration very clear at her Milan show with icicles dripping from beards and goggle marks over the eyes
'What I am trying to do is talk to people to help promote the fact that only public opinion can change policy,' Westwood said backstage.
One model had a pirate quality, dressed in belted roomy black trousers and a black sweater with strategic holes in the sides suggesting hardship, but oozing style.
Others wore sherling coats over thick knit high-neck sweaters with and comfortable trousers. Scarves were not necessarily for the neck, but tied around the waist provided an extra layer against the cold.
Once safe in civilization, the returning explorers could change into something more indoorsy, perhaps, say a tartan plaid suit paired with identical shirt and tie.
Westwood allows for all kinds of Arctic related attire.
Arctic inspiration: The collection includes clothes for all your exploring needs – although they might not quite be warm enough
Armani mixes it up
Armani killed two birds with one stone yesterday by getting female models to show off the pre-fall collection alongside their male counterparts.
The winter 2013 menswear collection was subdued but not somber, revisiting old classics and giving them a contemporary twist.
Double-up: Women walked alongside men at Armani's somber show on Sunday
The favorite item of the collection is the scarf, the perennial security blanket.
Almost as wide as a pashmina, or long and skinny like a football scarf, or kerchief style, the new scarf shields the Armani man from chill winds, whatever their origin.
The latest Emporio suit has a classic if rather close to the body jacket and a slim trouser. Ties are optional.
And finally… bare cheek at Frankie Morello
Frankie Morello's show attracted more attention for what the models were not wearing than Morello designs on Saturday…
Frankie Morello draws attention to his show – because of what the models are NOT wearing!