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VIDEO: Dolce and Gabbana on CNN Revealed


So as I was checking my newspaper earlier today guess how excited I was to find that our uncles, Dolce and Gabbana would be appearing on CNN for their Revealed series. When I found the footage I was overly excited and immediately took the time to watch the spot in it’s entirety and was glad I did since even after all of these years of loving the brand, I wasn’t positive of the inner workings.

See Part 2 and 3 of the segment below.

Was this a “The September Issue”-esque inside look into the brand, no but it was a glimpse nonetheless. CNN takes us backstage and reveals just how hands on Domencio Dolce is with models like Sean Mills and Tony Ward. We see him constantly fiddling with accessories, adjusting lapels, and making their hair lay just right. He sort of reminds me of Grace Coddington in that respect, he’s not afraid to touch the models.


The two even go on to attempt to explain the dynamics of their inexplicable relationship. They explain how they still love each other and that love surpasses a physical relationship. All in all the film does give a small glimpse into the depths of the brand and into their lives. We are given a glimpse of their spectacular home and backstage of their amazing shows. I wish someone just does an extended documentary on our uncles… but until then I’ll pore over the pictures from the shows!

Fall 2010: Recap

Labels: Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta

Models: Tanya Dziahileva, Camille Bidault-Walddington, Kori Richardson, Natasha Poly
Collection: Fall 2010 RTW
Trend: Heavy Outerwear

So the fashion schedule runs quickly as we all know. We run quickly, and leave behind anyone not willing to keep up. The couture shows just wrapped and now we find that the fall campaigns are beginning to drop which means that magazines will be gearing up for their largest issues, while designers are gearing up for another round of shows. A fashion guru must know the trends for upcoming seasons as well as what’s in for this season and so with that I’ve decided to recap some of what we saw last February and March. I wanted to start with the PLETHORA of outerwear that was provided. Of course I’ve decided to sort of pinpoint some personal favorites like Alexander McQueen and Oscar de la Renta, where the focus of the look was the outerwear there are plenty more where jackets blended seamlessly into the look. Another name to note when it comes to outerwear is Burberry Prorsum, who brings a great selection of outerwear season after season.
Check under the clip for more of our featured trends of Fall 2010.
Labels: Ann Demeulemeester, Chloe, Gareth Pugh, Giorgio Armani
Models: Melinda Szepesi, Raquel Zimmermann, Karlie Kloss, (unknown)
Collection: Fall 2010 RTW
Trend: Suits
Outerwear not only came as a separate, but also came in suits for the Fall 2010 collections. Karlie Kloss walked in Gareth Pugh among many dark, hard bodied models, in this draped suit, while Raquel Zimmerman walked for Chloe in a more light, sophisticated atmosphere. Chloe brought us high waisted pants with thin belts atop wide legged pants, a silhouette I love and is made beyond evident in their campaigns for this season. Melinda Szepesi walked at Ann Demeuleester, another somber affair, clad in metallic accessories. It seems as if every designer sees their clients being about their business for the Fall 2010 season.

Label: Acne, Balenciaga, Emilio Pucci, Alice + Olivia
Model: Dorothea Barth Jorgsen, Edita Vilkeviciute, Karmen Pendaru, Erica Rosen
Collection: Fall 2010 RTW
Trend: Graphic Prints
While some designers did stay with very somber palettes others, like Alice + Olivia and Emilio Pucci, gave us very fun pieces to be worn out for cocktails. The softness of the Alice + Olivia piece really overwhelmed me while the attention to various hem lines and necklines in the Emilio Pucci piece caught my attention. The piece that Dorothea Barth Jorgsen wore for Acne in their “Clone Wars” themed show seemed to me, like one that would be welcome to an art exhibit, or some other funky gathering, where flutes of champagne are on hand and the meaning of life is up for discussion. The last look, Edita Vilkeviciute in Balenciaga… actually wormed it’s way into here. Whereas most were overtly impressed by the clogs that Balenciaga showed, one can’t forget the clothing. Soft and demure is the name of the game for this piece.
Labels: Cynthia Rowley, Alexander Wang, Dolce and Gabbana, Bottega Veneta
Models: Natalia Schueroff, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Sigrid Agren, Jac
Collection: Fall 2010 RTW
Trend: Sheer
When looking to turn more heads than a graphic print can, for Fall 2010 you should always have a sheer piece on hand. Bottega Veneta designed a stunning little black dress for the season that shows skin in all the right places. When looking to step on the more dark side of things, one can easily make their way over to Alexander Wang. Draping and sheer seemed to be his forte with this collection going in almost a monochromatic vein. For the more funky, Cynthia Rowley is the key. Sheer tops pair exceedingly well with printed bottoms, knocking out two trends with one stone, and if you’re ever in doubt… well just go to uncles Dolce and Gabbana. While you may not know where exactly to wear the piece, wherever you decide I doubt anyone will protest.
Stay tuned for part 2 of our recap featuring some shoes, cocktail dresses, and red carpet moments.

CAMPAIGN: Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2010

I’m aware that at times the blog may seem to be a menswear blog, but it’s not… it’s not! It’s just that some kind of way I’ve been subscribing to more menswear blogs(probably because the industry is going) and I just happen to be posting more and more menswear things. Plus well… it is Menswear month… but come next month we should have alot more womenswear. That being said let’s get into the campaign for Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2010 Woman.

See more coverage under the clip

So all of our readers should by now have it into their heads that we can’t shorten Dolce and Gabbana to D&G because they are two separate lines( you do remember that right). What you guys probably don’t know is that I don’t like it when labels and magazines use actors, actresses, and performers like music artists to model their things just for name recognition. I see dancers as different because normally they don’t bring name recognition to the table, they just bring an awareness of their bodies.

Anyways on this occasion I wasn’t too angry seeing as Madonna did a decent job(it was excellent compared to the mess that was the Louis Vuitton ads she did). I’d already seen peaks of the campaign, as many people did when they were first released and I started critiquing immediately. But after seeing the campaign in it’s entirety… I’m not TOO mad about it… plus it’s in black in white. I love classic black and white!

See the rest of the campaign here

Fall 2010: Dolce and Gabbana

When a friend asked last week about trends I began to think. I’ve been digesting so much fashion that sometimes I don’t really take the time to reflect and think how will this play out, what will get picked up and what won’t. Well at that time I spounted out alot of different trends and held on to a few. Dolce and Gabbana with this Fall of 2010 line hit many of them on the mark including texture, fit and neutrality in color.

See the rest of our coverage after the clip.

If you know my style sense, you know that for men I’ve always had an affinity for the dandy. Moreover I’ve always had an affinity for wearability. Dolce and Gabbana most definitely hit both of these nails on the head with this line. Actually the clothes seem to be worn in, with dirtied boots and wrinkled clothing. The materials and cuts bring me back to the Sherlock Holmes movie I saw earlier in the week(WHICH I LOVED!)

The show stays true to the Dolce and Gabbana man of course with more work oriented clothing as well… and while I could of course do without one particular print they used, all in all, I think the show was excellent.

See the rest of the show here.

CAMPAIGN: Dolce and Gabanna Spring 2010

In case you didn’t know or ever weren’t quite sure we here at 803 are Dolce and Gabbana fans(we are D&G fans to… please remember they are TWO SEPARATE LINES). So I atleast have been following the progression of this campaign since December the 29, when backstage footage was posted. I instantly fell in love with the dirty, mafia inspired, streets of Sicily vibe that the production. I also applaud Dolce and Gabbana for making the models earn their money, they really had to model in this editorial. And to be entirely truthful, I think that Adam Senn, Noah Mills, Sam Webb, and David Gandy pulled it off quite well.

See more of the campaign and watch backstage footage here

See the campaign in it’s entirety here

Racy D&G Time Commercial?


So Dolce and Gabbana are always known for giving us racy ads, commercials and editorials. All of there lines do that, Dolce and Gabbana, D&G, as well as D&G Time. I should go ahead and clear that up though, Dolce and Gabbana and D&G are two separate lines. D&G is a younger version of Dolce and Gabbana and operates at a lower price point. Some tout is as a Diffusion line of Dolce and Gabbana. In addition to these lines I believe there is also a D&G Junior line and maybe even a D&G Jewels line.

Anyways with that all said and done, this ad here made me sigh. Not because it’s not edgy or racy, but because it’s an edgy/raciness I’ve already seen… in Gossip Girl no less(although apparently the Dolce and Gabbana camp are very GG-esque, follow @milanlady for more information). My friend recently did an article on the emergence of threesomes for the campus newspaper and she sited the GG episode, as well as Britney’s latest song “3”. While I have not participated in a menage-a-trois myself, I don’t condemn them. The thing is, I have come to expect a new racy from D&G and frankly, this one is getting a bit tired.