Paolo Roversi shot the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda debut collection in a haunting story set in Taormina.
The Vogue Italia September issue is enriched with a special booklet which features choice pieces from the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda collection.
In keeping with the idea of revisiting crafts and styles from the past, Paolo Roversi creates a haunted house feel in a beautiful shoot.
Somewhat ghostly figures inhabit the basements of an ancient abode, and their lives and histories are translated in the dresses. Drawing from the Sicilian tradition, the widow, all dressed in black, and looking very regal, is poised in her seat.
The bride, in a Gattopardesque white macramé gown with applications looks longingly at the camera.
Again drawing from Italian religious traditions, some exquisite gowns reference ceremonial garbs, like communion dresses for girls or even the altar decorations in the church.
What standout the most in the shoot of course, are the intricate details of the garments themselves. Beautifully applied flowers, either jewel red or monochrome black and white, as well and bright coloured crystals that create an illusion of a Cassata Siciliana dress.
Credits: Vogue Italia
Photographer: Paolo Roversi