Dolce&Gabbana have just stepped off the stage at the Vogue Festival in London where they had an intimate conversation with Alexandra Shulman in front of a varied and fashion loving audience. Love, Family and Italian Spirit are at the base of everything.
Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana attend the Vogue Festival 2012 in London.
Messers Dolce and Gabbana are a rare breed of celebrities, their fashion is of the public domain, but their private lives are just so. It is rare for the designers to give interviews, and even more so ones where they talk about themselves. For the first edition of the Vogue Festival, in London Mr Dolce and Mr Gabbana opened up about their passions with Alexandra Shulman, Vogue UK’s editor in chief.
The founders of the Dolce&Gabbana brand have identified three key words which characterise them, and of course their fashion brand. Love, Family and Italian Spirit encapsulate many of the pillars of the fashion house. Dolce&Gabbana is built on love, lives within family and exudes that unique Italian spirit.
In order to contextualise the inherent meaning of these key words, videos, which explain the heart behind the words, were shown during the interview. The designers working together, their relationship with some of the most well known celebrities, such as Madonna, Kylie and Naomi Campbell, the happy, family atmosphere at the campaign shoots and of course many beautiful images of Italy, all accompanied by the late Pavarotti’s warm voice.
The final keyword is the most topical, when considering the fact that they are the only ambassadors of Italian fashion, and Italy appearing at the Vogue Festival this Weekend.
As well as answering Alexandra Shulman’s questions, Dolce & Gabbana have conceded themselves to the lucky audience’s curiosities. In order to get the audience’s minds attuned to the subjects, postcards with the three keywords were handed out, asking: what does family/love/Italian spirit mean to you?
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