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Dolce & Gabbana Alta Mode: Dreams do come true
By Edward Quan
Jul 30, 2015 - 2:29:03 PM

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The world’s uber rich descended on the picturesque seaside town of Portofino Italy recently for Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda, the ultimate surreal couture fantasy of the season.

Inspired by Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dolce & Gabbana invited three hundred billionaires and a few millionaires to four days of fashion parties held at their private cliff side villas.

Speaking with a colleague in attendance who asked to remain anonymous, invitations to this exclusive men's and women's couture event held twice yearly are for their most exclusive clients. You won’t see Hollywood celebrities on the guest list here, or many images on social media, as the very wealthy value their privacy as much as their fortunes.

What I can tell you is that the silhouettes each evening were true to Dolce & Gabbana form, from sensual A-line dresses to stylist tunics.

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Flowing gowns were like Italian paintings from the ceiling of a cathedral, rich in color as with old world masterpieces. Embroidery and colored crystals abound on skirts; for this is what dreams are made of.
Coloured feathers were everywhere, from headpieces and jackets to skirts. Each outfit was an original creation, never duplicated and never to be seen again, once sold.

The ambiance of each evening was more like a family get together rather than your typical runway fashion show, allowing the designers to speak directly with their clientele.

From Russian billionaires to Middle East royalty, and China’s burgeoning wealthy class, they all came for Italy’s very best, for Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda couture show is where the dreams and fantasies of the one percent do come true.

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About the Author: Experienced luxury fashion buyer
Edward Quan has worked with the most prestigious designer brands across Europe and America and shares his inspiration for effortless style on his website, StyleDrama.com. He has a passionate, yet intelligent way of describing his subject and has a keen eye for detail. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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