Dolce & Gabbana Celebrates 10 Years Of The Alta Moda Women’s Show

Dolce & Gabbana’s dramatic 10th anniversary of the Alta Moda Women’s Show in Syracuse, Sicily this July was a truly star-studded event. The weather was warm and the celebrities were hot. Celebrity sightings included Helen Mirren, Ciara, Russel Wilson, Heidi Klum, Lupita Nyong’o, and Emma Roberts. Here’s what they were wearing.

Helen Mirren

First, blue chiffon from Dolce & Gabbana enveloped the glamorous dame, before she changed to a shimmering multi-colored gown boasting bright fuschia, melon, lime, and coral. With dazzling jewels across the midsection, and the train of the dress elegantly draping down ancient staircases, Mirren’s beauty shone brightly against the southern Italian night sky.

Ciara, Russell Wilson, and Family

The power couple and their three adorable children were seen on thousand-year-old steps, each complementing the other with ensembles of dazzling gold and off-white. Ciara’s Dolce & Gabbana gold lamé dress was the star of the haute couture photo op. Her spaghetti-strap mermaid-shaped gown was adorned with abstract hearts and Mediterranean ivy. Their offspring matched white and shimmering yellow in their tuxedos and princess dresses.

Heidi Klum

This legend of modeling fame was commissioned for a customized Dolce & Gabbana tailored black jumpsuit to show off at the gala. Form-fitting with sequins and crystal adornments along the tapered pant leg down to the ankle, the suit merged functional practicality and fashion prowess.

Lupita Nyong’o

Crowning Nyong’o’s regal look was a Dolce & Gabbana custom-made tiara designed in the ancient Mediterranean style. Her cocktail-inspired mini-dress boasted vibrant grapefruit, orange blossom, and periwinkle.

Emma Roberts

In a carnation pink lace bustier and peony-embellished sequin skirt, Roberts took the Dolce & Gabbana brand and made it her own. She later wore a gold and black gown with an intricately-designed crown and bow.

History of Alta Moda and Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda fashion line began 10 years ago in 2012, with just under 100 clients. Owing to its exclusive designs and one-of-a-kind color stories, Alta Moda now has over 750 clients. Artists, entertainers, and friends of the designers all come to Syracuse, Sicily once a year for elegant dinners, beachside photo ops, DJ dance parties, and the ceremonial unveiling of new product lines.

Dolce & Gabbana’s brand began in Milan in 1985, but their connection to Sicily stretches all the way back to the 1960s. Dominico Dolce was raised there, helping run his family’s small clothing business. Dolce met the Milanese Stefano Gabbana in the early 1980s, at which point they decided to merge Gabbana’s art talents with Dolce’s fabric knowledge. Working with opposites has long been a part of their success.

The two came from different backgrounds but were able to capitalize on this difference. Similarly, their fashion brand has intentionally used contrasts in light and dark, harmony and discord, and modernity paired with authenticity to create a brand that is world-renowned.

*Feature Image: Dolce & Gabbana

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