In case you had any doubt, white will be popular for spring. The design duo at Dolce & Gabbana celebrated their quarter-century collection with a show done nearly all in white - and, according to Mr. Domenico and Mr. Stefano, they based it all on the items that would go in a bride's hope chest before she marries.
The collection ranged from (semi-)virginal minidresses decked out with lace, eyelet detail and embroidered appliques to satin lingerie that likely would stop a groom's heartbeat. It was refreshing to see a collection that was, simply put, pretty. Crystal detailing on a chiffon-overlay sheath dress took our breath away, and on the simpler side, a sheer cotton eyelet sundress has us missing the warmer months already.
Modern-day hippies, rejoice. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have you covered for spring. For the designers' D&G collection shown today at Milan Fashion Week, models took to the runway in free-flowing florals, mismatched prints and t-shirts bearing the face of Snow White (she did partake in the occasional altered apple, you know). Muted prints, oversized shades and headscarves made this collection far from prim and proper.
Bolder touches came in the form of strong gingham prints, whether on bikinis or harder-to-wear pieces such as solid-print frocks. We liked the '90s appeal of oversized florals on midi dresses, along with the new-bohemian appeal of maxi skirts that would catch garden breezes ever so effortlessly. Thigh-revealing bubble shorts will suit those who like to show a little more skin. But with a character as beautiful as Snow White as a muse, why the need to cover up at all times?
In the past two decades, men’s fashion underwent a profound yet silent revolution. There was the urge to scream a message of change, because in the Eighties and Nineties fashion — or anything more innovative — was perceived as something for gay men or weirdos. It’s not like that anymore. Men crave fashion and buy and change their clothes based on the occasion. For us, the big break happened at the end of the Nineties, when we started working with David Beckham, a hot, straight man with a family and kids.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were spotted in New York this week shooting their men's campaign at Mulberry Street Bar in Little Italy. Unfortunately, onlookers didn't have a chance of seeing what was going on. According to passersby, the blinds were drawn and the bar was closed causing people to speculate about who they were shooting.
Madonna, who is set to shoot her eyewear campaign for the brand with Steven Klein this week, is rumoured to also be set to feature in the brand's Fall campaign.
After starring in their latest ad campaign, it has been revealed that Madonna is to morph from Dolce and Gabbana model to contributing designer. The collaboration is to be the design duo's first co-branded venture, with the singer designing a collection of sunglasses for the Italian house, bearing the letter M on the arm. "We're so excited," Stefano Gabbana told WWD. "This further strengthens our relationship with Madonna, and it was a very constructive experience for us. She is very exacting and a professional who seeks perfection in everything she does, and this was no exception."
Madonna already stars in this season's Dolce and Gabbana campaign, as well as the advert for the new sunglasses line for the company, which is said to have been inspired by 'film noir' and is due to launch this May to coincide with the release of her collaboration. Both ranges will be available in Dolce and Gabbana stores worldwide and at the Sunglass Hut, with Madonna's line priced from $180 to $210. Is there anything Madonna can't do?
Italian Vanity Fair gives the first looks at Madonna's Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign for Spring/Summer 2010, and we're surprised to see the pop legend washing dishes and eating pasta (or at least pretending to) for the Steven Klein shots. According to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana's blog: "Madonna herself recalls the strong, raw sensuality of the iconic actress Anna Magnani - showcasing when soft sensuality meets bold authenticity." Hmm.
According to the designers, this is Madonna at her most real. We're not so sure about that (especially since her appearance on Letterman last September marked the first time she'd ever eaten New York pizza, and even then she refused to eat the cheese), but what do we know? Vanity Fair wrote: "When asked as to whether Madonna knows how to wash dishes, Stefano Gabbana replies, 'Certainly ... she's a very practical woman ... ' And does she actually eat spaghetti despite her most enviable figure? 'Of course,' says Stefano, 'and she can allow herself to with all the exercise she does!' "
To all you Black Friday shoppers out there, we wanted to post something to, well, help you decompress after a potentially crazy day. And hey, if it's a little steamy, then so be it. Enter the new D&G Time commercial, which features the obsession of the moment, the threesome. (You maybe can thank 'Gossip Girl' for that one.) Directed by Cyril Guyot - who also has shot for YSL, Prada, Lancome, Tom Ford and Tommy Hilfiger - and based on the vision of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the commercial starts with a young couple getting passionate in a Parisian apartment. When a third man happens upon them, of course he has to join. As the girl's mum catches the menage et trois in action (gasp!), she lets out a horror-film scream and covers her mouth with her hand, which means she has to flash the D&G watch on her wrist.
We say that's perfect product placement in a gorgeous film spot, but as usual, it looks like D&G will stir up some controversy. Remember when their Time ad showed the first gay kiss on a TV commercial? Us too. And we say: Keep us guessing, D&G.
Madonna is fast becoming serious competition for established models worldwide, following her scoop of two major ad campaigns this year alone. First was the Louis Vuitton campaign, which saw the ultra limber pop star striking some seriously elegant poses whilst maintaining her sultry pout. Yes we were envious! And even more so now. She is currently starring as Dolce and Gabbana's new spring ad campaign, which was shot in Brooklyn (New York) last weekend, by Steven Klein, and saw Madonna sporting the duo's Sicillian inspired collection.
The shoot must be have been truly enthralling as Stefano Gabbana couldn't resist post up-to-the-minute tweets, one of which read, "We are at the last shot... M [Madonna] is simply beautiful" and "we're very, very tired but happy as well...To have Madonna in our campaign is a dream come true."
Madonna is known for a number of things and her cameleon-like ability to transform her image at the drop of a hat, is just one of them. The all-singing all-dancing queen of pop has been rather busy this year, what with her Sticky and Sweet tour, the Louis Vuitton ad campaign and her burgeoning relationship with Jesus Luz.
Not content with all of the above, amongst other things, the mother of four has now been enlisted by the design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of Dolce and Gabbana, to star in their new campaign. The twist however, is that she will be starring in the label's menswear campaign as opposed to womenswear. As yet, the D&G camp have not confirmed how the singer will be made-up and styled. If her previous androgynous pin-striped trouser suit look is anything to go by, Madonna looks set to tackle the campaign with amplomb especially, if her boyfriend Luz will be striking a pose by her side. We certainly can't wait to see the pictures.
Iconic threesome, Eva Herzigova, Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell – the supermodels that Testino recently shot nude for Dolce & Gabbana’s Anthology print campaigns – were spotted at Milan Fashion Week along with designer friends Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana last Friday evening helping promote the scents they each front.
According to Vogue.com, Naomi Campbell said: "I'm overwhelmed, this is amazing," as the semi-matching girls, all wearing white tanks, black satin blazers and denim, were welcomed by a crowd of nearly 3,000 people as they turned up at the Rinascente department store to sign autographs and pose for pictures.