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Dolce & Gabbana’s Sexy Widow Chic

Godfrey Deeny
February 26th, 2012 @ 2:16 PM - Milan

Dolce & Gabbana’s latest sultry vision of feminine fashion was exposed in Milan on Sunday, Feb. 26, though this season the duo’s vision came with a floral, hyper feminine twist, and sexily dark vision of women’s sexuality.

In Milan’s most theatrical season in memory, Dolce & Gabbana seemed right in step with the mood, from their invitation – a paper version of an ornate picture frame – and giant rose covered chandeliers, to the ladies boudoir backdrop and choice of music – a selection of Luciano Pavarotti’s greatest solos.

The boudoir was never very far away in this fall 2012 collection, especially at the finale – two score of models in skimpy chiffon negligees emblazoned with beautiful baroque gold embroidery. Strutting, knowing and sensual, this sizzling regiment earned a huge burst of applause.

Many of the elements – suggestive lace, glamorous widow deep-pile black velvet and brocade coats – looked familiar, but the duo are such witty, self-confident designers that the ensemble was fresh and new.

Plus they broke new ground with bold floral prints many taken from upholstery and kicking fabrics that gave the clothes a certain jaunty edge.

“We’re just trying to express what’s in our heart. Love!” Domenico Dolce told FWD amidst a small mob backstage.

This Italian pair also manages to consistently make the models in their shows look prettier on their catwalk than on any other in Milan. Combining fabric flowers and pearls in tiaras, and keeping makeup light and subtle, the final effect is that the models appear particularly happy on this house’s catwalk.

The mass finale was especially cool, for while the nocturnal outfits were very risqué they never tumbled over that fine line into vulgarity. No wonder the models positively beamed. They all looked rather in love.

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