Dolce & Gabbana showcases Alta Moda couture collection

Dolce & Gabbana showcased its latest couture collection in Milan last week. The private catwalk for some of D & G’s best clients, was held in the label’s new salon rooms.

Only a few of the designs from the “Alta Moda” line will be shown to the public, as designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana want to keep it exclusive their major clients. “This collection,” Dolce says, “is for our customers, and they do not want to see their dresses on a celebrity, in an advert, or in a magazine.”

Outfits from D & G’s Alta Moda collection Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and the striking, white stone, ornate Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral, which took several centuries to build. Like the cathedral, dresses were all white, with the exception of one dress, shown at the end of the catwalk. This dress, which was in gold lace, with a gold veil and crown, seems to have been inspired by traditional icons of the Virgin Mary.

D & G’s dresses were highly ornate, with lace, embroidered leaves and scrolls, and beading.