Steven Meisel shooting Isabella surely pushed the Italian young creative duo outside of Italy. A womenswear campaign shot in New York that introduced the Sicilian stamped label to a new world of possibilities.
Leaving their native Italian soil to land in Manhattan with a collection packed in suitcases, Domenico and Stefano understood quickly that Steven wanted to convey emotions and wanted the clothes to accentuate Isabella’s attitudes.
Her crying, her laughing, get the drama out of very genuine designs on shots that the world would soon discover. And who better than Isabella could reveal the neorealist influence in Dolce&Gabbana’s creations; her father Roberto Rossellini invented it somehow.
A strong connection between the designers and their muse plus a confidence in Steven Meisel’s photographic eye made it happen. F/W 89-90 is characterised by the simplicity and femininity expressed in their first ever embroidered corsets to become part of their trademark and by a stronger and more underlined sex appeal for a interpreted version of Anna Magnani. In a word: Bellissima!
Image Styled by Yuri Ahn.
Text by Delphine Hervieu.
Credit : “20 YEARS DOLCE&GABBANA”
Model: Isabella Rossellini
Foto credits: Steven Meisel