When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. And how did Dolce&Gabbana go! The brand surely holds a record for the most collections presented in a post-Covid world. There were the digital couture collections and the physical men’s show in July, and now their yearly couture spectacular for men and women that continues their tradition of the Grand Italian Tour.
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The stop this time around is Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance—an age of pure brilliance which emerged out mankind’s darkest moments. In that vein, the duo presented some of this year’s most defiantly opulent looks to a handful of their highest net-worth clients.
At the Villa Bardini, models swanned in in sumptuous princess gowns and beautifully draped dresses in jewel tones and sweet pastels—almost all festooned in dazzling embroideries and precious petals, which called to mind the works of the Old Masters. As is a Dolce&Gabbana signature, there were also super-vamp, super-glam looks that evoked the smoking screen legends of the Cinecitta. The simpler silhouettes, especially in the daywear, were no less stunning—impeccably constructed as they are. The inclusion of humbler materials like raffia and corals amongst all the richness were a nod to Italy’s Arte Povera movement.
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