Barbie blonde and pink lips. It could only be Moschino...

Oh Milan, how we love you (and not just because you bestow truffle pasta and gelato on us). After two cities-worth of no make-up and ‘natural’ hair, along you come with glitter, glamour and….Barbie. Let us count the ways;

1. Fendi 
From the blue leather eyeliner to the hair accessory of the season, this was the one supermodel-saturated backstage we wanted to hunker down and never leave.

2. Roberto Cavalli
It doesn’t get much better than having make-up legend Pat McGrath working her magic on 41 perfectly smoky eyes.

3. Prada
It’s Prada – need we say more? And with a dream-team of Guido Palau on hair and Pat McGrath on make-up Miuccia’s vision of ‘subversive tough girl’ was a match made in beauty heaven.

4. Antonio Marras
Sequins and loopy hair made us want to get out our Blue Peter badges and go back to beauty school.

5. Moschino
Fabulously synthetic peroxide wigs and bubble gum pink lips, the incarnation of our favourite doll brought a smile to everyone’s faces. Barbie – we salute.

By Cassie Steer