Dolce & Gabbana To Stage Couture Show in New York

by Taylor Harris

Couture score! Dolce & Gabbana will be showing their haute couture Alta Moda and Alta Sartoira collections in the Big Apple next weekend.

The Italian designers are maximizing their Manhattan splash by spreading out the event over a four day span. On top of the couture show, the multi-day marathon will include a presentation of the brand’s men’s made-to-measure offerings at the Rainbow Room; a display of the label’s Alta Gioielleria high jewelry at the Public Library and a closing night bash at — where else? — the Top of the Standard.

Of New York City, Stefano Gabbana told Vogue, “We love everything about the city, the food, the people you meet on the streets, the skyscrapers, the restaurants, the subway, the nightlife, the lights that never go out. I could go on forever…” Domenico Dolce piped in to say, “To us, New York is the city where dreams come true.”

Last July when the brand staged their Alta Moda show in Palermo, Sicily, the collection was very much informed by the location. Film stills from the Visonti film “The Leopard,” which was set in Sicily, were incorporated as well as Sicilian souvenirs motifs. Then a few months later they presented more Alta Moda couture offerings in London and, again, British pop iconography was everywhere in the clothes.

Gabbana confirmed to Vogue that New York was similarly evocative to the designers and inspired much of to this new collection. “With its skyline and its energy, the city is definitely our inspiration,” he said.

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