Wednesday, 11 July 2012

A first shot...

...from Dolce and Gabbana's first ever Couture show, Alta Moda.

The length of time and amount of craftsmanship that has gone into this much anticipated collection has placed it in a league inhabited by few events in fashion history, before it even défiléd.

Now the first images are emerging of the collection- held this morning- and they promise a bountiful paradise of the kind of couture I used to dream existed during the reigns of the great talents of couture lore... Christobal Balenciaga's other-worldly draping, Elsa Schiaparelli's sartorial explorations of surrealism...

With this showstopping offering, Dolce and Gabbana have arguably transcended the current precedent set for couture houses, offering a level of quality and consideration matched only by the pure and totally pleasurable escapism it inspires in the viewer.

I need to see more of this, now.


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