Alta Moda by Dolce&Gabbana
My relationship with Dolce&Gabbana brand has started long time ago. It was still the time when most of the countries didn’t even know the “real” style and message that Domenico and Stefano tried to send to their clients. “Thanks” to buyers of the different countries back then, people were thinking that Dolce&Gabbana is all about leopard prints, t-shirts and jeans with Swarovski crystals. The majority didn’t even know that the main idea of the brand was to bring sexiness and sensuality of the Mediterranean woman. No wonder that the main muse of the fashion duet is Monica Belucci. Being a person with the greek blood in my veins, I was totatlly charmed by the fabric and lace made by authentic sicilian grandmas.
After several years of my friendship with the designers and the team of the brand, I was positively surprised to receive the invitation to the first Haute Couture fashion show of Dolce&Gabbana in Taormina. Sadly I missed it. But honestly Taormina Alta Moda Collection still remains one of my favorites. But nothing can beat in my mind second Alta Moda Collection fashion show and pieces that I saw.
Although Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda did quite a few fashion shows. I feel its my duty to tell you about my favorite one, which as I mentioned before was the second one and took place in one of the Dolce&Gabbana beautiful historic building in the heart of Milan. My heart has stopped when I heard the first track of the show which was the final theme of Fellini’s “La dolce Vita” movie written by great Nino Rota. Ladies were walking graciously on the catwalk having sixties styled make up and hair and wearing light dresses which were, guess what? Embroidered with the seashells and corals.) It couldn’t be more perfect for me, designers caught it all, my favorite song, hair style, make up and warm Mediterranean theme.
People who know me very well, are aware that I have a huge weakness to everything which reminds me islands and sea. Also as you all may noticed Im a totally retro freak, who is in love with the fashion and music of 60s-70s.
When it was time to decide which dress I would wear on the second day of my wedding, I was sure it would be something from Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda Second Collection. I had my eye on the dress made from vintage inspired crochet. But to be honest I wanted so badly it to be my dream dress, that I asked designers to do me a favor – to remove underneath silk dress (since it will be very hot in Greece) and to add my favorite seashells from the other dresses which have been in this collection.
Voila, here is the result. To like it or not, its your choice. As for me, my dream came true and by the way our first dance as husband and wife we danced to the “La Dolce Vita” Finale theme.))