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“‘I saw the most innovative collection at the Milan fashion shows. It was designed by two young guys—how do you say ‘sweet’ in Italian?’ the photographer Dominique Issermann asked me.
"Dolce," I replied.
"That’s it. One is called Dolce, the other something else. I cannot remember. Their clothes are very Italian, very inspired by Sicily."
"Sicily" and "innovative" struck me. Those are two words that generally don’t go together. Sicily is the land of the old world, where the most ancient traditions are still alive: virgins, vendettas, widows and omertà. Fashion goes with vanity, seduction, lightness, but any explicit sign of any of those is condemned by the old Sicilian rules. We all know, though, that nothing and nobody can put a lid on such things as seduction, attraction, and appeal. They find a way out of any black dress, out of any buttoned-up blouse, out of any severe social morals, and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana communicated these escapes to freedom with their clothes."  -Isabella Rossellini
- Excerpt from the Introduction of 10 Years of Dolce & Gabbana
May 16

“‘I saw the most innovative collection at the Milan fashion shows. It was designed by two young guys—how do you say ‘sweet’ in Italian?’ the photographer Dominique Issermann asked me.

"Dolce," I replied.

"That’s it. One is called Dolce, the other something else. I cannot remember. Their clothes are very Italian, very inspired by Sicily."

"Sicily" and "innovative" struck me. Those are two words that generally don’t go together. Sicily is the land of the old world, where the most ancient traditions are still alive: virgins, vendettas, widows and omertà. Fashion goes with vanity, seduction, lightness, but any explicit sign of any of those is condemned by the old Sicilian rules. We all know, though, that nothing and nobody can put a lid on such things as seduction, attraction, and appeal. They find a way out of any black dress, out of any buttoned-up blouse, out of any severe social morals, and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana communicated these escapes to freedom with their clothes." -Isabella Rossellini

- Excerpt from the Introduction of 10 Years of Dolce & Gabbana

"But rare indeed is that person whose garments transform her into an exotic creature somehow more exciting than the rest of us."

- Faye Penn

May 16

"Nobody ever falls in love with you when you look great. It’s a rule. The real ones love you when you are you."

- Anjelica Huston

Jul 17

"Guardare al passato per construire il futuro; solo avendo chiaro chi siamo e da dove veniamo si puo guardare avanti."

- Dolce & Gabbana

Aug 13

"To love clothes is to embrace life in all its joyous variety, even if all you ever do is turn the pages of a magazine and long for fairyland, crave couture ballgowns you will never own. We all need daydreams. One lipstick alone can go a long way, long way."

- The Thoughtful Dresser by Linda Grant

Feb 28
Source:CFDA Journal/nymag.com
Jun 5

Source:CFDA Journal/nymag.com