dolce & gabbana
More than 140 people— not models—of different shapes, sizes, ethnicities and ages walked the runway for the Italian house dressed in clothes they had picked out and accessorised themselves. Call it a fashion flashback. The Italian duo’s first show in the mid-1980s featured not models, but people. Familiar D&G motifs such as golden crowns, exuberant patterns, extravagant embellishments (especially on jeans), velvet and brocade, and, of course, leopardprint anything were out in full force. Cheeky pieces such as T-shirts printed with “D&G loves Justin Bieber” aside, what stole the show were the handcrafted designs, such as a baby blue fur coat embellished with ostrich feathers, a glittering silver frock with statement sleeves, and a silk dress with spaceman screen prints.