Dolce and Gabbana
As Arizona Muse walked the runway looking like the only female member of the 'Rat Pack' in a double breasted black jacquard jacket, cropped matching trousers, crisp white shirt, flat hat and a pair of shiny black lace-up loafers, it was very apparent that for this seasons Dolce and Gabbana show, we would be treated to an array of bold masculine looks versus sexy feminine looks because before Muse hit the end of the runway, Swanepoel was on it in a body sculpting star print midi dress that was inlay with lace panels. So it continued, a foray of boy -vs- girl, a battle of the sexes.
There was something so exciting about this, but in a topic so current and often left unexplored in fashion, why not push the boundaries even further. Ideas of having the models walk hand in hand down the runway (one in tux, one in dress) surely would have pushed not only fashion boundaries but it would have explored the topical issue of social constructions on gender and no doubt would have had the fashion world talking. An opportunity missed.
Nevertheless the clothes were beautiful. The sleeveless tuxedo jackets were cut to perfection, the fur collars adding an edge. The two oversize jackets in pastel yellow and pink were bold but fun. The backless shirt with neck straps and braces was perfect!
After the disappointment of D&G, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana can leave Milan happy in the fact that they have put on a show and produced a clear theme for A/W 2011.
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