Chic Italian Style

I been praying to the fashion gods
could it be that they've heard me?
I'm not seeing the evidence of the answers to my fashion prayers on the runway yet
but these three women in Milan
photographed by The Sartorialist
are proudly wearing

knee length skirts!!!
I haven't seen evidence of a trend towards longer hem lengths,
except in a few of the Fall Collections.
But could this chic street look eventually influence what we see on the runways?
I certainly hope so.