My two absolute favorite Dolce & Gabbana collections are the Spring Summer 1997 China collection:
"This is one of our favorite collections. It was Chinese with lots of brocades, but of course mixed with our corsets, leopard-spot chiffon, leopard-spot lingerie. Madonna wore all of this collection."
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and the Spring Summer 1998 Stromboli collection:
"an important part of the collection was the mix: red and yellow plastic corset dresses, the mix of old and new: pinstripes, tulle and little butterflies as decoration." Dolce & Gabbana
and so when this 1998 corset gown with a long chiffon train and adorned with butterflies came to me, well dear RARE vintage readers, Mamma Mia! I had to sit down and take a whiff of some imaginary smelling salts and loosen my Dolce & Gabbana corset! Sadly! It was too small for me and so with a heavy heart I sold it to a client... (you don't think everything I buy for RARE vintage, ends up in RARE vintage do you : )
Oh, did I mention I love the Fall Winter 98/99 Dior and Balenciaga collection too...