Thursday, November 19, 2009

Go with the Flow

I have always had a passion for floaty clothing.  There is just something ethereal, romantic and a little bit dramatic in a floaty dress.  Dolce & Gabbana understand romance and drama.  In their designs you can feel the heat of old Sicily, you can see the beautiful and irresistible Claudia Cardinale as Carmelina in 'I Soliti Ignoti' (Big Deal on Madonna Street in English) dressed in black, kept away from men by her brother.  Very traditional.  Very sexy.  A little dangerous.

In 1988, Dolce & Gabbana were inspired by the film The Leopard.  They designed one of their (and ours) favorite skirts in layers.  They wanted something very baroque.  

The inspiration: Claudia Cardinale and Burt lancaster in 'The Leopard'

1988 collection Dolce e Gabbana skirt.  Isn't this a great image?!

In 1990, inspired by the paintings of Raphael and sea creatures, they did a layered and draped chiffon skirt with trailing scarves that you can leave long or wrap around the waist.  The waistband is a soft elastic cotton. You could wear your sexiest black corset (did anyone see Madonna working the black corset again at the party in New York for the DVD release of the Valentino documentary?  You can check her out on or you can wear the tiny ribbed top that our client wore with this skirt.

1990 Dolce & Gabbana draped chiffon 'Rafael' print skirt.  Size 6.

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