Dolce’s lacy ladies

All the world's a (TV) stage at Dolce & Gabbana

Man, those Dolce & Gabanna boys know how to put on a performance.

Despite the fact the finale of their afternoon show will go down in Milano fashion folklore as one of the vampiest ever – Natasha Poly and an army of satin corset-clad models stalking down the runway in formation – that actually wasn’t the most distracting part of the event.

Rather it was the TV screens high above the audience, not showing couples copulating (a la Jil Sander on Friday), but all the backstage action, including the last-minute alterations to outfits as the models headed out onto the runway, the extra layers of mascara and lipstick being daubed on by harassed-looking make-up artists, and all the pouting and preening for the backstage photographers.

I actually managed to totally miss a number of looks in front of me so engrossed was I by Mr Dolce’s nips and tucks to certain pieces before they were allowed out onto the catwalk (bra straps seemed to be causing particular concern).

Key pieces in this ‘Heritage’ collection which couldn’t go unnoticed, however, included some sexy little white lace dresses worn over peek-a-boo black corsets, vampy red leopard-print chiffon gowns, cascading gold-coin jewellery and the slinky little satin bloomers many of the girls were sporting – which looked as good up, close and personal as they did on the big screen.

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