Bianca Brandolini d’Adda, Italian socialite and Dolce&Gabbana favourite is our spy into the French fashion establishment. Parisian by adoption, Bianca acts as a go between for the two cultures and fashion. On Vogue France she models the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda collection.
Bianca Brandolini, somewhere between French coquette and a Sicilian matron exemplifies the soul of the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda Collection. French Vogue Editor in Chief Emmanuelle Alt and photographer Mario Sorrenti capture the character of the clothes, and the model in a unique light.
The Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda collection looks back at the past, when women dressed individually, where a classy woman was never seen with the same outfit twice, and it was never reproduced for anyone else.
At the same time, the fashion also looks to the future, and the new types of clients. Yes they want exclusivity, but they want fun, they want flirty, they want Dolce&Gabbana.
And this is elemental in the shoot on Vogue Paris centred on Bianca Brandolini d’Adda. She represents the meeting of the old and the new establishment, as well as the union in terms of fashion, between Italy and France.
Shot in a French bistro, Bianca Brandolini seems like a sexy ghost haunting the eatery. Black or white lace, with culottes and body suits on show, Bianca is sexy and ironically out of place. Two elements which have been working to Dolce&Gabbana’s advantage since their beginnings.
The admiration for what Dolce&Gabbana have been able to create with the Alta Moda line is never-ending it seems, editors, muses and celebrities cannot get enough of this new, yet traditional venture by the designers. Their intention to move the brand forward by building upon something that has been the backbone of their DNA since the start: couture, cannot but fascinate.
Credits: Vogue France
Stylist Emmanuelle Alt
Photographer: Mario Sorrenti