Once masculine and feminine play sides. The provocative collection investigated Italian Catholic roots, Fellin's Rome (1972), and played with sexuality.
The Must-Have of the collection? Definitely the flower embroidered tights. A total sell out. Yet, the focal point of the collection is Rome, the Vatican, Fellini, humor, red, black, a world of fantasy images, Irving Penn.
How did it all get transformed into a new kind of Adams Family by photographer Steven Meisel? A disused airport, gothic lights, close to New York far from the Vatican and Fellini's Rome, yet close to it for its sense of humor, the glamorous feathers and accessories.
Shalom Harlow is the queen of the collections, a muse that turns into nuns & priests, wears a lace mantel, a long fitted black coat, hints of red...
Discover Dolce&Gabbana's Rome FW 97/98:
Splashes of blood wine red, signature corset dresses and prints... The new trend: edwardian lace up boots,
Dark ladies and dark angels: homage to Irving Penn.
Feathers and famous pictures: very glam very strong and dramatic.
Long black coats: mix of masculine and feminine, women dressed like vatican priests or Romans. Famous image of Sophia Lorena and Marcello Mastroianni dressed like priests in the Priest's wife.
Italianity, Conceptuality, Extravagance: this was FW 97/98.
Styled by Yuri Ahn
Text by Acelya Yonac