It’s shameless profusion of naked statues aside, Florence is one of Europe’s most well-dressed cities. From the beautifully-dressed beautiful people who stalks its boutique-bejewelled streets to the chic coffee hangouts and the fashionable, sensuality-driven designs of local talent Roberto Cavalli, the place oozes panache. But then darling, it was here in this chic city that the Italian fashion industry was born and bred: Guccio Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo got the haute-couture ball rolling in the 1920s with boutiques in Florence. Then in 1951 a well-heeled Florentine noble called Giovanni Battista Giorgini threw a fashion soirée in his fashionable Florentine home to spawn Italy’s first prêt-à-porter fashion show. Fashion has dug her manicured claws into the city ever since.