The Dolce & Gabbana vibe
The collection was called Queen of Hearts, and so the setting was aptly a backdrop of giant playing cards. All hearts of course. For the finale, models walked down the catwalk to Beyonce’s Crazy in Love, obviously.
Pre show, Stefano Gabbana explained that all the new girls kept asking him ‘why don’t you do corsets again?’, so the duo decided to bring them back, but with an update. Corsets were black of course, but they also featured lace, velvet and embellishments, and were paired with sheer midi skirts.
Queen of Hearts
As mentioned above, the show was all about love, but with a playful twist. Models wore dresses printed with hearts and playing cards, with lots of red accents, from the heart-shaped handbags to the bold lips. Floral ballgowns in shades of deep red carried on the romantic theme.
Have your cake and eat it
From floor-length dress covered in cabbages to ballgowns emblazoned with jammy dodgers and statement lemon and orange earrings, food was definitely a big theme in the collection, because who can deny love and food go hand in hand? As Virigina Woolf once put it, One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well’.
No one does ironic accessories like D&G, no one. The aubergine earrings, the oversized flower sunglasses, the crowns (there are always crowns), the patisserie bags. We want it all.
While everyone may be talking about Kaia Gerber, D&G were one step ahead, making Thylane Blondeau the star of the show (fine, not the main show, the secret show they did at Bar Martini on Saturday). In case you’re not aware of her, the 16-year-old made waves when she was dubbed the ‘most beautiful girl in the world’ at the ripe old age of six, when she also bagged her first Vogue cover (well, Vogue Enfants, but still).
She’s the daughter of French footballer Patrick Blondeau and actress Véronika Loubry, and boasts 1.6m followers on Instagram. Oh, and she regularly hangs out with Daniel Day Lewis’ son Gabriel-Kane, and Anaïs Gallagher.