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Dolce & Gab­bana’s Mon­ica Bel­luci

Known as the Mon­ica Bel­luci, this em­broi­dered lace dress was one of the undis­puted high­lights of the Dolce & Gab­bana AW12 col­lec­tion. On sale at the la­bel’s store in Mall of the Emi­rates, as its price would sug­gest this is a very spe­cial piece. Here’s why:

It’s made us­ing a su­perfine hand­made lace base, dou­bled with tulle ‘ton sur ton’ – lit­er­ally

layer by layer

Fresh from the run­way, the dress sets a new stan­dard

in cra sman­ship The pan­els are loom re­con­structed and sewn del­i­cately

on to the lace The metic­u­lous needle­point ta­pes­try, com­pris­ing a mo­tif of lilies, roses, pe­onies and corn­flow­ers, took months to com­plete Ta­pes­try and lace are key looks for this sea­son. Cou­pled with the ex­cite­ment about this dress, this is one of the sea­son’s most in-de­mand pieces

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