Dolce & Gabbana are preparing a huge series of events to celebrate 20 years of menswear. The “birthday party” will start on June 19th during the upcoming Men’s 2011 SS Fashion Week in Milan, and will continue for three days. A very special exhibition spanning the brands men’s collections will take place in Palazzo Marino and Piazza della Scala. After the private preview on June 18th and the official press opening the day after, the exhibition will be open to the public on June 20th. The fashion duo wants to involve all the whole city of Milan in their celebration, they are even planning for bars and cafes along Via Manzoni (Hotel De Milan Via Santa Margherita) to offer drinks to the pubblic during the events’ days!
Looking back, one cannot forget their first commemoration for the womenswear line, it was in 1996.... 10 years of fashion creation gave birth to a book that surprisingly enough was not written by the two designers but by contributors that freely expressed their idea of the Dolce&Gabbana woman and what this duo had brought into the fashion world. The book itself is a nod to their style as it features mainly black and white images as suggested by the cover. Inspired by the neo-realistic film era, one can read between the lines names like Visconti, Sophia Loren, Magnani. This book is very emotional, like the video showing interviews with celebrities and contributors such as Franca Sozzani, Carla Bruni, Monica Bellucci, and Kate Moss. In 1996, Stefano and Domenico could declare that they have been understood as fashion designers, today, their fame, their fashion empire, their worldwide recognized talent place the Dolce&Gabbana Man on top of the game: he is charming, elegant and has a style of its own.
Be nostalgic and watch the Dolce&Gabbana 10th anniversary in womenswear video , if things have changed it is only for the better.