walk down the catwalk at Dolce & Gabbana's Milan show
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[February 27, 2017]
By Giulia Segreti
MILAN (Reuters) - Mothers
and daughters, siblings and families took the catwalk on
Sunday at the Milan fashion show of Italian brand Dolce
& Gabbana, who frequently use the image of the family
for campaigns and projects.
"Family is our point of reference," said Dolce and Gabbana on
a company website, where people are invited to post family
The two designers, who remained business partners after their
romantic relationship ended, weighed in to an impassioned debate
about gay rights in Italy last year, as parliament was approving
a bill to offer rights to same-sex couples.
They recently launched clothes and accessories depicting a
cartoonish image of themselves with their dogs and cats, with a
#DGfamily logo on the back.
Dolce and Gabbana continued with the influencer theme around
which they based the show of their last men's collection in
January, bringing to their runway young millennials who boast
millions of followers on Instragram, including Kristina Bazan,
Marcus Butler and Lucky Blue Smith.
Celebrity guest models on the runway included the daughter of
model Laetitia Casta, the son of TV actress Pamela Anderson and
the three daughters of actor Andy Garcia.
Designs of the "New Renaissance" collection were a triumph of
opulence, with many of the brand's signature traits including
lace, roses, black transparencies, corsets, and leopard print.
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Next to glittered green dresses, wide black and gold tuxedo jackets,
short damasqued outfits and long coats with embroidery in the shape
of roses, the collection showcased fur vests and coats with leopard
and bear head shaped hoods.
Famed model Bianca Balti, star of many of the fashion house's
advertisements, wore a knee-length gold and leopard-print sleeveless
dress, adorned with a golden crown and cross-shaped earrings.
The show was styled as a concert, with young American pop star
Austin Mahone singing as models strutted down the leopard print
Milan fashion week ends on Monday, with designs from Giorgio Armani.
Also showcasing its autumn and winter 2017/18 collection on Sunday
is Italian luxury group Salvatore Ferragamo.
(Reporting by Giulia Segreti; Editing by Ros Russell)
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