Ancient myths: Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda show at Sicilian pantheon

Ancient myths: Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda show at Sicilian pantheon

Beautiful Lifestyle covers the couture show at the ancient Greek temple of Concordia.

Italy’s Dolce & Gabbana showcased their couture collection right after Paris Fashion Week. Beautiful Lifestyle has covered the most interesting shows of the latter. This season the brand’s most loyal clients joined the selected media representatives in Sicily where the story Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda line began back in 2012. The show took place outside the town of Agrigento, at the temple dedicated to the Greek goddess of marriage and harmony, Concordia. The brand’s officials spent two years negotiating with the authorities to get permission to hold the show at the pantheon built in 500 B.C. The venue was prepared for the show with ultimate attention and reverence. Wooden catwalks were put on several layers of sand to protect ancient stones from any effect.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana got inspired by ancient mythology and its cultural heritage and showed collections for men and women as well as a jewelry line. Apart from traditional dresses which mimicked togas ones worn by goddesses and Patricians the collection included skirts with reproductions of Jacques Louis David printed on them as well as a dress referencing the famous costume from the 1963 movie Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor starring.

All of the 125 characters of the women’s collection had numerous mesmerizing details: golden embroidery and silk painting, images of ancient vases and mosaics, homage to architecture, art, and religion, various jewels, and finally, flamboyant hats. Looks like nothing escaped the designers’ attention. The show turned into a real study of the ancient heritage. There were meshed capes worn, according to the legend, by priestesses of Astarte, nymphs donning light dresses decorated with flowers, portrayals of Artemis, Nike, Athena, and even a reimagined Hermes with his caduceus. The models crossed the catwalk and stopped next to the columns to stand still like ancient statues.

The show was attended by the brand’s friends and fans from all over the world including Anna Wintour, Hamish Bowles, Donata Meirelles, Anh Duong, Bruno Astuto, Simone MArchetti, Fernanda Fedak, Guilherme Siqueira, Alla Verber, Natalia Yakimchuk, Keterina Filatova, Oksana Marchenko, Stella Akimova, Olga Panchenko, Filipp Kirkorov, and many other guests.

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