By Ashita Bhandari
One foreign city, three days, three extravagant destinations. After hosting at delectable Italian settings in the cities of Milan, Naples and Sicily, the bi-annual couture fete was kempt in New York this season. The designers’ ultra high jewellery line, Alta Gioielleria was displayed on Friday at the New York Public Library. Each of the 120 pieces, a result of fantasy and traditional Italian craftsmanship, never to be made again. One of these pieces worn by host Sarah Jessica Parker was auctioned to an American entrepreneur for half a million dollars which he gifted his jewel adorned wife. If this is not a fairytale what is.
On the next day of the three-day gala was the Alta Sartoria, men’s couture show held at the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Centre. Attended by the likes of Nick Jonas, David Gandy, Adam Sen, Austin Mahone, Isabella Rossellini the, the magnificent room was lit up and lit down to the perfect setting. Nobody can cut suits like Dolce Gabbana! Studded lapels and bejeweled sleeves and bow ties, American stripes, tie belts and long coats, even though we got a Las Vegas vibe from it all, nothing was less than stunning.
The Alta Moda women’s couture yet remains the most talked about affair. The fairytale backdrop surrounding each hand tailored dress or should we say work of art elevated the magic in the air. Hosted at the Metropolitan Opera House on Sunday, the evening was a throttle of fringes, fur, stripes, sequins, New York skyline designs, bedazzled bustiers and ofcourse ornate embellishments that were no joke. The dramatic headpieces and ball gowns took us to another era where fashion was over the top and ball dances were runway. The Alta Moda spectacle was what you could ever imagine and more. Because Domenico Dolce and Stafano Gabbana have raised standards and averted choices, less is never enough.