Dolce And Gabbana.
In Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana's World, Fairy Tales and Medieval Warrioresses comingle in perfect harmony. Today for Fall 2014 one had to wonder... Was it Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale Meets "The Secret Garden" Or George R.R. Martin "Game Of Thrones"/T.H. White "Once And Future King" Medieval Custumery? Whatever the Hell it was, It was Pure, Utter, Delightful Enchantment. One really couldn't possibly believe after Spring, the Duo could produce a collection that was better. Well, They Did!
With an absolutely Gargantuan Tree coming up from the floor to the Tune of Tchaikovsky, one knew something Magical was afoot. And as the lights came up for the first exit one could barely make out Dolce and Gabbana's Enchanted Forest Mise en Scene, which when the lights did fully come up, was as Enrapturing as anything from the World of Opera or Ballet! Mashing up Arthurian Knights and Grimm Fairy Tales, Dolce and Gabbana Opened their own Secret Garden of Earthly Delights. Evoking Valentino Haute Couture of Spring, the clothes were propagated with all sorts of Woodland creatures, Squirrels, Swans, Foxes, Owls, Frogs even! Flora was abundant too, Trees, Flowers, Vines... All of this done in Naif Manner and Elaborate Embellishment. Add to that Gothic Key Prints and Appliques... It was a Festival of Joy for the eyes!
There were Literally SO MANY PIECES of an Extra Special Caliber, that I will have to Severely limit myself in Highlighting certain pieces. A Shift Dress on Ava Smith in the most Beguiling shade of Porcelain Blue with Google Eyed Owls Appliqued on the already Lavishly Rich Matelasse Fabric. Or the Multicolour Jewel Encrusted Swing coat in Gold with the Aubergine Fur Lining. An Absolutely BREATHTAKING Gown in Black Tapestry Damask Whimsically embroidered with Tree Branches inhabited by Bushy Tailed Squirrels and brightly coloured Birds, A Red Suit with a 50's Italian Couture Flare to it Appliqued with Black Felt Velvet Floral Cutouts at Exit No. 55 was Screen Worthy!
The show ended with Kasia Struss as a Modern Day Siren version of Little Red Riding Hood in a Swirling Dervish of Yards of Elaborately printed Chiffon with Owls and Squirrels and Foxes and was as Exquisite an Ending as it was Sweet and Romantic. This was Perhaps the Crowning achievement in a series of increasingly Majestic and Searingly Memorable shows from Stefano and Domenico. This Might perhaps be the Show of the season. Nothing could really top this. Not Even perhaps the Dynamic Duo of Domenico and Stefano themselves!