WITH SOPHIA LOREN AS THEIR MUSE, DOLCE & GABBANA WOW THE WORLD OF FASHION YET AGAIN, THIS TIME FROM THE STREETS OF NAPOLI
WORDS: SOPHIA SERIN ackstage at a Dolce show isn’t your usual runof-the-mill makeshift marquee or annex. As we amble though Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, one of Naples’ most revered monasteries with its manicured gardens, baroque architecture and rails of costume-like creations, I can’t say I’m surprised. I’ve become used to the grandeur, theatre and irony of Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda collections and I love it.
“This is my favourite,” says Stefano as he holds up a T-shirt emblazoned with the word ‘Pizza’. “You’ll see this on the street markets of Napoli tomorrow!” he jokes. So, here we are, a privileged group of journalists being taken through half of the hundred looks by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana just hours before they are about to be paraded down one of Napoli’s most famous streets, Via San Gregorio Armeno, which will also double as a 500-metre catwalk. Dolce & Gabbana are known for shutting down streets and tonight is no exception; shops will close, roads will be barricaded and traffic will be gridlocked, all in the name of fashion.