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Backstage at Dolce & Gabbana AW14

Dolce & Gabbana AW14

A Milanese take on fairytale heroines: jewel encrusted tunics and billowing Rapunzel gowns

Initial reaction:

Hansel, Gretel, Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood all got lost in the woods, encountered Rapunzel along the way and were collectively rescued by female knights in shining armour. They all lived happily ever after clothed in appliquéd woodland creatures, key and lock printed rococo kitsch and the most sparkling trapeze dresses to be found in our present day Kingdom. Twisted fairy tales are where it's at if Disney’s forthcoming Maleficent is anything to go by.

The set:

A magical woodland, where bare trees produced cascading cherry blossom petals with an old sorcerers chair and hanging chandelier curiously placed to set the scene for Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to tell their tale.


Alongside the usual operatic beginning we had Fantasia moments with Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite.

Stand out look:

No need for Prince Charming. Dolce and Gabbana's princesses and heroines can rescue themselves wearing Joan of Arc mega embellished coifs and jewel encrusted tunics.

The finale:

Princesses and knights come together as one sparkling united force. Instead of flowing gowns and heavy armour, the silhouettes were pure Dolce and Gabbana – tap shorts and mini dresses – resplendent with embellishment. 

Models: Tanya Katysheva, Nastya Yatchuk (@NastyaYatchuk), Holly Rose Emery (@hollyroseemery), Ondria Hardin (@IamOndriaHardin), Kasia Struss (@kasiastruss), Vittoria Ceretti (@CerettiV), Ophelie Guillermand (@ophelieguillermand), Pauline Hoarau (@PaulineHoarau), Ava Smith (@Avakattos), Ji Hye Park (@JiHyePark0206), Zlata Mangafic (@zlatamangafic), Nastya Sten, Sigrid Agren (@sigridagren), Hedvig Palm (@hedvigpa), Valery Kaufman (@ValeryKaufman), Carla Ciffoni (@carciffoni).