Dolce & Gabbana's Autumn Winter 2012 Show: LIVE From Milan!

26 February 2012

dolce gabbana show autumn winter 2012

Grazia has just arrived at the Metropol in Milan for the Dolce & Gabbana show and LOOK what we've been met with: an incredible rose-strewn set with chandeliers dangling from the ceiling!

And it smells as good as it looks. After the fairground fun of last season, we're told the Autumn Winter inspiration is Capodimonte, the gorgeous city in Italy.

The catwalk centrepiece is an enormous full-length mirror. Is this a clue as to what's to come?

Alice Dellal, Dame Helen Mirren and Monica Bellucci are taking their FROW seats opposite us. Is Ms Mirren here to pick up some last minute stylespiration before the Oscars tonight?

dolce gabbana autumn winter 2012

Thanks to Pat McGrath, we can take a sneak peek at the stunning looks being prepared backstage. The makeup maestro has tweeted these incredible shots of the model army being Dolce-fied with ornate decorations.

Natasha Poly is looking postively angelic in a white lace top over a black bodice with a crown-like headband of flowers a-top her head. Oh, to be a Dolce girl...

dolce gabbana autumn winter 2012

The inspiration is the tradition of Sicilian Baroque. See the magnificent architecture on the designers' moodboard.

And the show begins! The opening look is a sharp black frock under a cape adorned with gold embroidery.

According to Dolce & Gabbana's Twitter feed, the cape is 'without any doubt the most important item of the collection!'

Set to a soundtrack of rousing Italian opera, it's hard not to be swept up in the magnificence. And the sumptuous colour palette? White, black, nude and beige with splashes of bold red.

And, naturallement, there are corsets a-plenty teamed with smoking hot pants.

As for the accessories, there are gaiters' ankle boots and knee-high lace-ups as well as classic court shoes worn with lace socks.

The hair is adorned with twinkling headbands and oh-so-feminine combs that are embellished with stones and embroideries.

And check out those statement jewels! How utterly majestic. The gold recalls Baroque mirrors and frames, just like the one at the top of the catwalk.

Cara Delevingne dolce gabbana show

Here comes our very own Cara Delevingne! After gracing the catwalk for Burberry last week, now the Brit model-of-the-moment is strutting her stuff for the major Italian players - and we couldn't be more proud.

And for the dramatic Dolce finale? A hoard of black lace dresses with golden embroideries paired with Miss Sicily bags.

Congrats on another mesmirising collection, boys!

Remember to stay tuned to @Grazia_Live for the latest updates and the show will be live streamed here.


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