Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda, Fall 2021 Couture

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The Ultimate Runway Show in Piazza San Marco, Venice

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Breathtaking glamour as the models arrive. Credit: D&G.

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Venezia 2021: the Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2021 Couture Fashion Show in Piazza San Marco began with the ancient styled rowing barges of Venice, a truly impressive sight. Image credit: Youtube.

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Of course all of the models arrived to the piazza by gondola, via the lagoon. Image credit: Youtube. Even the gondoliers looked stylish in their shining D&G striped shirts.

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St. Mark’s Square was founded in the 9th century. In all those years it had never hosted a fashion show before. This jaw dropping, dazzling show was certainly the perfect beginning, featuring the confections of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Image credit: Youtube.

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400 of Dolce & Gabbana’s top customers, (the big spenders) along with celebrities, were invited to this spectacular event. The skies were dark and a breeze was blowing at the start of the show. Image credit: Youtube. The soundtrack was appropriately, Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.”

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Lavish couture pieces and ethereal make-up by D & G. Image credit: Youtube.

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Italian craftsmanship at its finest. Image credit: Youtube.

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Bejeweled gown. Image credit: Youtube.

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The hair and make-up for this remarkable show was exceptional. Eyes and lips were highlighted. Colorful wigs coordinated with the sumptuous apparel. Will wigs of every tint and shade be the next must-have beauty accessory? Image credit: Youtube.

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Opulent fabrics, hand beading and embroidery. Credit: D&G.

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Rich satin, voluminous ball gowns. Credit: D&G.

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Stunning, hand crafted garments, produced by true artisans. The references of most pieces were inspired by the city of Venice. The iconic gondolas, the brilliant, golden mosaics of St. Mark’s Basilica, (the Church of Gold), the Doge’s Palace, and of course the costumes and masks the Venetians wear during Carnival. The tradition of the festival of Carnevale di Venezia began in 1162. Credit: D&G.

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Silver bra and A-line skirt. Credit: D&G.

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This fringe dress must be seen as the model walks down the runway to be fully appreciated. Watch the entire Venezia 2021: the Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2021 Couture Fashion Show here. It‘s one of the most spectacular fashion shows you will ever experience. You will thank me. Credit: D&G.

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The bubble skirt is back! Yes! Credit: D&G.

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A charming fluff of crinoline. Credit: D&G.

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Metallic embroidery on a lovely blush ball gown. Credit: D&G.

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Referencing the Millefiori glass of Murano, meaning “a thousand flowers.” How is the famous Millefiori glass of Venice produced? Find out here. Dress and boots, Credit: D&G.

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Sequined column gown, also suggesting the brilliant Murano glass. Credit: D&G.

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The volume of the full sleeves create a wonderful contrast to the delicate embroidered mini. Credit: D&G.

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Structured kelly green gown. Credit: D&G.

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Toward the end of the runway show the wind whipped up the gowns, lighting lit up the sky, thunder cracked and Domenico Dolce exclaimed: “You know I am a Catholic so I asked the Virgin, ‘please, wait a little bit! Please!’”  Credit: Dress image: Credit D&G.

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Iconic images of Venice. Credit D&G.

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The tradition of the masks began in the 13th century in Venice, when people hide their identities during Carnival parties.

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A storybook cloak. Credit D&G.

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A mosaic masterpiece. Credit D&G.

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Fantastic proportions and a mosaic queen mini, referencing St. Mark’s Basilica. Credit D&G.

How did this most sensational fashion show end? Watch the entire show here. Spoiler alert: It ended magnificently, with a rainbow.


Diane Weisbeck

Diane Weisbeck is a native New Yorker. A luxury lifestyle content writer, Diane was a retail buyer for Lord & Taylor’s flagship store, a product design/developer for Saks Fifth Avenue’s corporate office and a Director of Retail for major museums and high end retailers. She assists global luxury brands with their marketing and brand strategies and is also a Fair Trade corporate art consultant.

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