Thursday, June 18, 2009

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009

Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana relied heavily on 30's, 40's and 50's references for their Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear and D&G collections. For the Dolce & Gabbana collection, signature elements were seen such as ballooning shape and shocking pink often used by Elsa Schiaparelli, one of the Golden Era's prominent eccentric designers. Some of the stand out pieces were silk dresses with Marilyn Monroe prints.

The D&G show was held at Cinema Metropol in Milan, the theatre where Maria Callas recorded Bellini's Norma in 1954. Her spirit never left it seems, as the severely romantic Opera Star was their muse and inspiration. So much so, her face is seen on some of the pieces, as are playbills for classic Italian Operas including Verdi's La Traviata and Bellini's I Puritani. Bellissimo!

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photos Style.com

6 comments:

Poke Salad Annie said...

fabulous! i love the big puffy shoulders, though i'd look like a bloomin' idiot if i wore them myself :)

Darla: Retro Ways said...

leopard and marilyn who could resist?

sneakysnoo11 said...

gorgeous, gotta love dolce! I'm so glad that fashions headed back towards classic hollywood, so much more elegant, and even full figured girls like me can work it! I adore the outfit second from the bottom on the right! Beth xx

kittypackard said...

Those first two designs--wow! Couldn't be any more Marlene Dietrich if the tried!

( Carrie )The Hair Culture said...

Thanks for posting these! Great stuff...

Adrienne said...

loving all of these looks! Drama and wearability if present in all of them.