Milan Fashion Week: Versace, Dolce and Gabbana Recall Their Roots

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On Sunday afternoon at Milan Fashion Week, Dolce & Gabbana hosted its spring/summer 2018 show. But as The Guardian points out, “this wasn’t the first show for the brand during the city’s fashion week – it was the third.”

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A pop-up show on Thursday at a department store was followed by a “secret show” on Saturday night for its well-heeled clientele. Models walking that runway included socialites and celebrity offspring such as Kitty Spencer, Ella Richards and Christian Combs, the son of Sean Combs.

Sunday’s collection, called Queen of Hearts, “was based partly on the Italian resorts that those with a yacht would be familiar with–Portofino and the like–and partly on the brand’s heritage.”

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Hailing back to when the brand was founded in 1985, a squad of models opened the show wearing black corset outfits of the kind worn by Madonna, Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista in the brand’s 90s (and later) ad campaigns.

Evangelista, meanwhile, was absent during Donatella Versace’s throwback to the heyday of the supermodels (and her late brother Gianni’s iconic designs) during a surprise showstopper of a finale to her latest runway collection, called “The Versace Tribute Collection.”

Also feeling nostalgic—Moschino, which launched a My Little Pony capsule collection in collaboration with Jeremy Scott at its S/S 2018 show in Milan, appealing to fashionistas who may (or may not) have been fans of the cartoon series.

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