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Haute Couture FW 2019-20: Dolce&Gabbana and the triumph of classicism



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In the warm light of a summer sunset the Valley of the Temples, with the ancient ruins of a glorious

past, was the catwalk of Dolce&Gabbana fashion show. Of course, the show – the most suitable

term to describe this event- took place in Agrigento, Sicily, at the feet of a UNESCO World Heritage site. After about two years of negotiation between the fashion house and the mayor of the city, the two designers managed to bring back to life one of the most precious and ancient symbol of

Hellenic history in Italy.



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The elegance, the majesty and the peace derived from the columns of temple of Concord could be

felt equally through the clothes, recalling images of austere and graceful divinities, thus evoking a

line of continuity between the archeological site and the clothes.



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Emblematic were the peplos, a typical dress of Ancient Greece women, the headgears composed of small sculptures or even the laurel crowns, a celebration of the Roman world, as well as the belts, the shields, the jewels and the sumptuous drapes in some of the dresses, a striking example of the House’s style.



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The collection ranges through some majestic clothes full of gold and flashy jewels, to arrive at more

delicate and sober clothes, characterised by more neutral and soft tones, and others made of ball

gowns with hand-painted flowers patterns.



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More than 150 models and muses hit the runway, including Bianca Balti, who has been the face of

Dolce & Gabbana for many years, Isabeli Fontana and Marpessa Hennick.




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And as if this wasn’t enough, the event was also followed by the presentation of the High Jewelry collection curated by director Walter Veneruz and held in Palma di Montechiaro.

A real triumph of classicism also for this one, consisting mostly of sumptuous necklaces, crowns and gold coins.


words Ludovica Mucci



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