00070m00260m00160mDOLCE & GABBANA – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

Dolce & Gabbana demonstrated the pride they have for their Italian heritage in their Fall 2012 collection, presenting a collection that drew from Sicily, Domenico Dolce’s birth place, and its rich Baroque religious traditions.   The collection celebrated the feminine shape, with wide hips, suggestively sheer lace dresses, and looks that were wearable for all body types.  The pieces were dripping in gold; dresses and boxy jackets were enhanced by ornate goldthread embroidery, and models wore headbands, handbags, and shoes all equally gilded.  Prints were vibrant and lovely with oversized flowers and cherubs that could have been taken straight from  a Sicilian religious mural.  Stefano Gabbana called the Fall 2012 Dolce & Gabbana woman, “something between princesses and virgins,” and it is just that sumptuous, fantastical quality that makes this collection so entrancing.

Fashion Week Coverage Directed by Indira Cesarine

Text by Emily Kirkpatrick

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