Dolce & Gabbana’s Saturday night show may have been the worst kept secret of this year’s Milan Fashion Week, but it was the hottest ticket in town. The day before their scheduled Sunday show, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana invited the most exclusive set to the city’s Bar Magenta.
At this millennial-themed bash, ‘who was there’ was just as important as ‘what’s this all about’ – and, as you’ll learn, celebrities weren’t merely confined to their seats either, many took to the catwalk too. So, firstly, we’ll name names.
From real-royalty in the form of Lady Amelia Windsor, to the offspring of pop-royalty with Noel Gallagher’s daughter Anais, and the once widely acclaimed ‘most beautiful girl in the world’, Thylane Blondeau, the Secret Show became the most talked about event of the night. Tess Ward (think, Harry Styles), and Lady Kitty Spencer (think Princess Di) were amongst those strutting Dolce & Gabbana’s latest.
Accompanied by their beaus-for-the-night, they were dressed in the label’s latest high eveningwear. “We have a big collection of evening dresses”, said Gabbana when quizzed about this early show. “We have pre-, cruise, main, evening, and it’s impossible to show everything in one show. Tomorrow we present our prêt-à-porter, our point of view about fashion. This one is fashion, but out of fashion. Every woman wants to look sexy, attractive, desirable.” It was a capsule of their weekend-long Alta Moda (high-fashion) focus, and featured lovingly embellished looks styled alongside golden jewels, and opulent tiaras.
After 32 years in the business, Domenico and Steffano show no signs of diminshed energy levels. Beyond their main presentation and their Secret Show, they also hosted three events at Milanese department store Rinascente.