September 30, 2005
An emotional Dolce & Gabbana celebrated their 20th year of business on Thursday, flicking through archive footage of the sexy style that shot them to stardom and striding into the next decade down on the farm.
This was the show fashionistas were looking forward to at Milan fashion week and even the huge, sweaty queue outside and the hour-long delay did nothing to dampen their enthusiasm.
When the lights finally went down, a cinema projector flickered into life and flashed up reams of black and white pictures of past Dolce & Gabbana shows while the duo's romantic signature tune from the opera "Cavalleria Rusticana" blared out.
"Their greatness is to have stamped their imprint on a whole look," Franca Sozzani, editor of Italian Vogue, told Reuters. "The image of strength and confidence they created is so recognizable that it truly stands out on the street."
For the grand finale, the soundtrack changed to Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata" and a dozen courtesans rose from the stage floor, barefoot in billowing ballgowns with pastoral prints and cowgirl broderie anglaise mixing with acres of tulle skirt.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana then emerged from the pit, hand in hand despite their well-publicized break-up, and walked the runway dewey eyed as the fashion crowd jumped to their feet for a standing ovation.
Posted by: Ale at September 30, 2005 11:34 AM (uAWXd)
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