Italians Do It Better – Part 1

While reading the Vogue article, featured in the last post, I came across a picture of Kate Moss in a Dolce & Gabbana swagger coat and rose embroidered dress – it looked so fresh but so 1950s, I was totally smitten.

How this collection passed me by, I just don’t know – but could I find any images? Hell, no – nowhere.

I even bought “10 Years of Dolce & Gabbana” but to no avail, although it proves rather essential for part 2 of the post (tune in on Friday).

I finally managed to track down the whole collection on YouTube and found that it was the Fall collection 1996.

And what a collection it is.

It’s “Recreating Vintage” in my dreams. Full of lingerie inspired dresses, amazing swing/swagger coats, rose embroidery, dresses and coats strewn with cherries.

How often do you find a collection where you feel like someone’s been reading your mind?

I’ve definately found the inspiration I need to create something for this forthcoming wedding. So watch this space.

Since the fuzzy images from YouTube just don’t do the collection justice, I just had to put pen to paper.

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 1996, Fashion Illustration, Rose and Black Swagger Coat, Carolyn Everitt

Dolce & Gabbana, Fall 1996, Black swagger coat with embroidered roses

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 1996, black corset and cropped cardigan, Fashion Illustration, Carolyn Everitt

Dolce & Gabbana, Fall 1996, Black corset and black cropped cardigan

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 1996, Cherry Dress, Fashion Illustration, Carolyn Everitt

Dolce & Gabbana, Fall 1996, Cherry Dress, Kate Moss

Just watch the full collection, you just sit in wonder at what’s coming next. I just love the way they have taken one detail, such as the cherry print, and run with it, to create straight figure hugging dresses with lace at the cleavage – to 1950s strapless full-skirted prom dresses – ¬†to a cream lingerie detailed dress with cherry print swagger coat.

Indulge me in my swooning and tell me your favourite outfit. I’m still undecided.

There’s only one thing left to say………..

I think Madonna might have been onto something!

Madonna, Italians do it better

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3 comments

  1. Pingback: Vintage Technology « igetakickoutofyou

  2. That is a gorgeous collection, that 1996 D&G, and seeing Naomi and Kate too. Not sure how I stumbled onto your website but it was a nice distraction. And I do believe Italians do it better.

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