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Dolce & Gabbana Open Their Hearts and Backstage

Godfrey Deeny
February 28th, 2011 @ 4:45 PM - Paris

What you see is what you get at Dolce & Gabbana, a fashion house famed for always being on message and hyper coherent with its shows, and rarely more so that with their latest runway outing, whose backstage was exposed on camera throughout the event.

The show, staged oo Sunday, Feb. 27, featured a series of giant screens hung either side of the runway projecting the makeup artists, hairs stylists, small regiment of dressers and the design duo themselves busily buffing and fussing over two score of models.

But where many back stages are scenes of unalloyed panic, there was a surprisingly Zen quality to the goings pre-show proceedings of Dolce & Gabbana.

The show was also partly an extended Madonna homage – especially the singer of “Open Your Heart” video, where she dances off into an urban sunset in the same outfit as a young lad.

Featuring over a dozen Material Girl tomboy looks with porkpie small brim hats, mini-blazers, tramps pants and wingtip shoes, the gals cut a swathe down the house’s custom-made show space in central Milan. But far from being derivative, the design duo riffed on the look with conceptual boiler suits and some very natty tunics - one with a lower half of a pinstripe jacket, and a top of lace finished with a white dress shirt collar, a real standout

This was a star-encrusted collection from the bright galaxies that clustered on to the lapels of sleeveless tuxedo dresses to the stunning, frothy cocktails with the pair’s signature Sicilian lingerie trim.

Worn with, again, star spangled high heels and black ankle socks in a chic rock 'n' roll moment, with oodles of oomph and plenty of punch. And their finale - sleek Byzantine gold sheathes and tunics deservedly drew a hearty burst of applause mid-show.

Two days before, the house’s youth-orientated collection D&G was numerically obsessed, with lots of New Wave style party dresses with endless lines of lettering.

The look recalled U.K. designer Katharine Hamnett’s agit- prop T-shirts from the Thatcher era in England, but the Italian designers took the alphabet look further with their sense of zesty leggings, skinny skirts, painterly linings and sexy silhouette.

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