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The Best Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Moments

Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda fashion show was filled with opulent and creative designs. If you keep up with social media, you’ve probably seen the Italian duo’s entire couture collection; ranging from the iconic giant blue tulle dress to the stunning sequence gown. However, there are a few other glamorous details that you may have missed. Keep reading for our favourite D&G Alta Moda moments.

A Grand Entrance

It’s expected that the Italian duo chose an iconic location like Venice as the city is known for architecture, unique canals, and opulence. However, the surprising part is that it was the very first time in history that the city’s St Mark’s Square hosted a fashion show. For those who don’t know, St Mark’s is one of the most famous areas in Venice.

What’s more, models were dropped off on the runway by traditional gondolas (flat-bottomed Venician boats). The guests also arrived via gondolas and were taken to a poetic dinner for the aftershow.

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Inspired By Venice

For Dolce & Gabbana, Venice is more than just a fabulous location. Many of the Alta Moda pieces are reminiscent of the city's historical architecture. The brightly coloured kaleidoscopic confections were a tribute to the city's exquisite Venetian glassmaking craft. While the luxurious sequence pieces with sculptural gold elements and embellished carnival masks are perfectly designed to go with the Piazzetta San Marco’s opulence and historical architecture.

"For us, Venice represents the perfect harmony of opposites that attract: it is romantic and sensual, melancholic and joyful, rational and visionary, luminous and nocturnal, sacred and profane, dark and golden," Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana stated. "It is the city of Casanova, of the Carnival, of the historic regatta on the Grand Canal."

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Alta Moda

Of course, every piece is handmade with the highest quality materials and the most exquisite artisanal technics employed from all over Italy. According to a statement by the Italian duo, “In our country, we have the best craftsmanship in the world. And it’s the best in the world because we do it with passion,” explained the designers, “But don’t dare to ask an artisan how many hours something took to make, that’s not the point.” 

The runway displayed over 100 stunning looks with all pieces made with luscious silks, brocades, velvets, glass and crystals, embroidery and special fabrics. Domenico Dolce further stated, “When you see something metallic looking like gold… it’s real gold”.

VIP Attendance

You know it’s an important occasion when A-list celebrities show up and show out. The House invited huge stars including Jennifer Lopez, Doja Cat, Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Heidi Klum, Normani, Megan Thee Stallion and many others. Of course, these celebrities were dressed for the occasion in luxurious sparkling sequins, gorgeous crowns, meticulous embroidery and the works. 

More Luxurious Details

The devil is in the details and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana deviously thought of everything! The model’s wigs were inspired by gemstones and Venician antiques. The models all wore perfectly sculpted wigs in various pastel colours. 

Dolce & Gabbana's NFTs

The collection was also displayed online, at unxd.com - an online marketplace. This encourages the crypto community and deep-pocketed cryptocurrency investors who spend large sums on NFTs ( non-fungible tokens). 

Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda show unveiled the ‘Collezione Genesi’, a nine-piece NFT collection. Five of the Collezione Genesi pieces (two dresses, a men’s suit, and two crowns) have digital versions that can be used in the metaverse. There were also a few bespoke digitized pieces that were created for the occasion.

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