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Azzaro Releases Castello Branco October 25th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM

Revenue Soars 22 Percent at LVMH in First Three Quarters October 16th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM

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Armani Conquers China, Chastises the Pope June 01st, 2012 @ 11:53 AM


Dolce & Gabbana: Metallic Mode

Godfrey Deeny
February 23rd, 2007 @ 00:35 AM

All that glitters is not gold, but also silver, aluminum and copper in the fall 2007 Dolce & Gabbana collection, the ultimate statement of high-octane metallic chic.

It was almost a case of Stefano and Domenico pulling rank with their opening look, sending out the world’s most famous cat walker, Giselle Bunchen – here on a Milan exclusive - in a slinky robe in a silver so battered it looked like a chrome bumper from a John Chamberlain statue. Next up came the leading model of the new generation, and personal fave of French Vogue editor-in-chief Carinne Roitfeld, Lara Stone. Pouting, faintly irate, she looked alluringly stunning in a red hot coppery and silver cocktail, bashed up like a wrecked DeLorean.

The looks were audacious and sizzling, and an ideal statement of why this duo are the great contemporary Italian success story. In the most recent financial year, the house wracked up sales of 810 million Eruos, i.e. over a billion dollars.

Throughout their Thursday show there was a frisson of excess, symbolized by the riding crops clutched by a half dozen gals and the metallic obi belts with S&M chains. The sense of provocation continued post-show in a gallery exhibition of photography by Steven Klein that featured Stefano and Domenico in various stages of undress and abandon at their Portofino seaside estate. Call it Perverse Mannerism.

These boys sense of controlled sexuality was the theme on the catwalk, where we saw mesh covered leopard print dresses, silver furs and sleek pant suits with pencil pants. Few designers know how to stretch their oeuvre better than this Sicilian duo, whose ability to stay one step ahead of the game, and their competitors, makes them the champions of their generation.

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