If you read the RARE vintage blog frequently, you will know how much I love early Dolce & Gabbana. Their collections always have so much story, romance and Drama. Back in the 1990s, I dreamt of being a hot Sicilian widow bound in black corsets, wearing a baroque cross, with the grittiness of Italian neorealism cinema but also the glamour of the Dolce Vita. That is what I love about fashion: stories and dreams...
"I was cutting the coats like Balenciaga in the Fifties, loose volume, three quarter length sleeves. We were inspired by this amazing movie still from Fellini of a woman in a herringbone coat, getting into a car. All you see is her back, and a flash of of black-seamed stockings as she climbs in."
Domenico Dolce on the Fall/Winter 1996/7 collection inspired by Balenciaga, Fellini and Le Notti di Carbiria...
|Dolce e Gabbana Fall/Winter 1996/1997 coat with three quarter length sleeves. |
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love, baci and vintage, Juliana