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On the runway

Sep 22, 2018 - The New York Times

MILAN -- A strange scene unfolded at Linate, one of Milan's three airports, just after 9 p.m. on Thursday. As bemused business travelers with wheelie bags stood in the departures hall, waiting for their last flights home, a crowd of 2,300 guests, dressed in sequins and suits and clutching their passports, descended upon the check-in area, ready for take off.

To where, you ask? The vast aircraft hangar at one end of the airport, a.k.a. the latest location of the Emporio Armani catwalk show....