Milan Fashion Week highlights: Versace and Dolce & Gabbana

Milan Fashion Week highlights: Versace and Dolce & Gabbana

There was glamour a-plenty in Milan as Donatella gave an Alice in Wonderland-inspired show while Dolce & Gabbana went back to their signature slinky Sicilian style...


Ever wondered what books Donatella Versace read as a child? Alice in Wonderland was one of them. For a S/S 2010 she plundered the magical fabulousness of everyone's fave tale (soon to be released as a Tim Burton movie).

Livid prints in lilac, yellow and turquoise jostled with graphic patterned chain mail dresses, Perspex mini skirts and perforated leather, a real trend in Milan.


You'll be seeing her dresses on a red carpet soon. Dusty pink fluttery floor length chiffon was tightly wound at the bust with strips of silver, one metallic corset was pulled askew, revealing a sexy little strip of flesh on one hip (well, sexy if you look like a supermodel). It was playful, zingy and certainly fabulous enough to keep Janet Jackson, Rupert Everett and Chris and Tammy Kane rapt.

Dolce & Gabbana

Back to their slinky Sicilian best, Stefano and Domenico gave Milan a show full of skin-tight silk pencil skirts, sexy bustier tops and exposed lingerie for S/S 2010.

Models walked in front of a backdrop of brasserie-style chairs straight out of Allo Allo while the huge screens on either side of the catwalk projected images being shot backstage for Dolce's Youtube webisodes. The models had a touch of 20s styling with scarlet lips and short, pillar box-red nails.


The collection itself was a fest of fringing, crochet and Dolce & Gabbana's signature leopard print which came in scarlet on fluttering chiffon, must-have handbags and a ruffled minidress. Clashing rose prints on silk shorts, tops and slim pencil skirts brought a pop of colour to the latter part of the show.

Mannish tuxedo suits with high-waisted trousers and sleek shrunken tux jackets were worn with slicked-back hair while 1950s-style lingerie complete with panty girdles and cone bras were worn as outerwear. Necks were adorned with chunky crucifixes and accessories were generous-sized handbags, peep-toe shoeboots and arm-fulls of bangles.

There was a lot to love from the D&G duo and we're sure Alice Dellal, Peaches Geldof and Portia Freeman sitting front row agreed...



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