“I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it”(Marilyn Monroe) and that is exactly what we are in Stefano and Domenico’s imagination.
These boys have understood the woman body and stamped their signature one when presenting the spring summer 1991 Love Collection. An ode to femininity but not only. It was a real love declaration on the catwalk celebrating curves, shapes and a blond goddess. Very Marilyn, the looks were a bit sixties inspired but had this Pop Art twist that made them very modern at that time.
Forward fashion for women with strong identities. Lingerie made its official coming out during this show and it would be fair to underline that the Italian creative duo has been one of the first to take the boudoir look outside its box. The Dolce&Gabbana trademark corset got its ultimate recognition in 1991 and was to become a wardrobe staple for the years to follow.
After all are we not still longing for these glamorous cinema inspired shots with wigs and fake eyelashes? Would it not be great to see ourselves dressed to love and be loved?
The SS91 Dolce&Gabbana campaign is a must see and is to be rediscovered by the lucky ones who did pull off the glass beaded corset and the stretch zipping body dresses.
Remember Linda Evangelista and her gold blond hair, Steven Meisel’s shots have not lost their appeal. Naomi, Christy, Stephanie are to be checked in their check printed frocks and tops. Like love this collection is of yesterday but is still very much today and somehow could be of tomorrow, like love, no?!
Images Style by Yuri Ahn.
Text by Delphine Hervieu.
Credit : “20 YEARS DOLCE & GABBANA”.
Model: Linda Evangelista, Maximo Marrone
Foto credits: Steven Meisel