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Four: Fantastically Sexy!: Dolce & Gabbana

Joseph H. Hancock

Source: Brand Story. Cases and Explorations in Fashion Branding, 2nd Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Domenico Dolce was born on September 13, 1958, in the Sicilian village of Polizzi, and his partner, Stefano Gabbana, was born on November 14, 1962, in Milan. They met in 1980 while working for the same design company and instantly had chemistry—for fashion and each other.“Dolce & Gabbana,” The Biography Channel, www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biographies. For many years, Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce were partners in both business and life. By literally spending day and night together, they w

Dolce and Gabbana

Rio Ali

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Animal Print

Jenny Evans

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

Abbott H. Thayer, artist and naturalist, hailed the coloration and patterning of animals to be the pinnacle of “obliterative camouflage,” yet the use of animal print in fashion serves to draw attention to the wearer. Fabrics and hides printed to mimic the fur or skins of animals have been used in fashionable clothing since the eighteenth century and a catwalk staple since the 1930s. The cultural connotations of animal prints are complex and divisive; they are considered glamorous and gauche in eq

Dolce & Gabbana, Spring/Summer 1997

Tessa Maffucci

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer collection of 1997 capitalized on their strengths. Sensual chiffon hugged curvaceous (but trim) hips and bra straps peeked out from under delicate, negligee-inspired fishtail gowns. The palette of the runway was punctuated by animal prints and florals, often visible beneath the sheer material of the dresses or through open-weave crochet sweaters. Their look is sexy and upbeat, drawing influence from Domenico Dolce’s Sicilian heritage and the imagery of Italian film

Complice

Emily M. Orr

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Iribe, Paul

Michelle Tolini Finamore

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Dolce & Gabbana

Simona Segre Reinach

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Montana, Mugler: Myth

Barbara Vinken

Translated by Mark Hewson

Source: Fashion Zeitgeist. Trends and Cycles in the Fashion System, 2005, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

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