July 12, 2012

Dolce & Gabbana Debuts Couture Collection

After almost three decades of prêt-à-porter, bags, shoes and countless fragrance, beauty and sunglass lines, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have launched their brand’s first Haute couture collection. The collection was unveiled at a private event in the small town of Taormina, Sicily, with an allure of old-fashioned mystique.

Cascades of Sicilian lace, intricate hand-stitched beading, luxurious organza and silk dresses hand-painted with mimosa petals, chandelier earrings with dazzling jewels so heavy that they had to have hooks looping over the ear so as not to tear at the pierced holes, minutely embroided dresses, double satin tailleurs, sheath gowns, corsetry, redignotes, short lambskin coats and boned suits with pencil skirts that took months to create. A 73-outfit collection for which seamstresses in the new Milan atelier had been working for months and which managed to truly reinvent the definition of luxury.

However, Dolce & Gabbana’s couture collection “was not to do new, new, new. It was to craft something beautiful, special and unique.” So unique that, as Stefano Gabbana firmly stated, the haute couture branch of the Italian brand will function based on the classic principle of “First come, first served”.

Photos courtesy of: blog.myfdb.com, fashion.telegraph.co.uk