How does Dolce & Gabbana recover from their "rape fantasy" ads? With a squeaky clean marketing campaign in D&G stores now. This month, sororities have already picked their freshman crop, but Dolce & Gabbana still wants girls to rush... right into their stores. The spring windows for Dolce's younger line have giant signs that scream DELTA GAMMA - a cute play on D&G, but also a very real sorority with special social dominance in the Northeast and California. We didn't know any DGs who wore Dolce in college, but there must have been a few fashion junkies in other chapters - especially since the Delta Nu sorority in Legally Blonde is based on Delta Gamma's chapter at USC. Delta Gamma is also famous for its sister Anne Coulter. We imagine the severe conservative is fuming that D&G took advantage of her college social clique and used it in the gay-friendly fashion world. This is exactly why we give the window display such high marks.
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D&G’s Spring 2011 Garden Party
MILAN--The runway at D&G, Dolce and Gabbana's younger and more affordable line, was lined with actual flowers--daffodils and roses to name a few--because Dolce and Gabbana's girls are going to a garden party for Spring/Summer 2011. But they're not just going to sip cocktails and look pretty in the garden, they're going to get down and dirty and do some gardening, too. Models were styled with kerchiefs and wore floral print bloomers with cropped smock tops, rompers (they're still around), and dresses with apron pockets, paired with wedged wellies. Then they'll break for a picnic, and disappear right into that red-checked blanket, wearing red gingham dresses, jumpers and separates. But don't worry, the D&G girls clean up well, of course, and for the actual, cocktail-sipping garden party, they'll don flowy floral floor-length dresses with ruffled skirts. In fact, D&G's liner notes state that the show "ends with a party al fresco where it is imperative to show up in long floral chiffon gowns." So there. Take a look.
D&G Fall 2011: Strike a Pose
MILAN--Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce always put on a rollicking show for their D&G range, and Fall 2011 was no different. This season, they took inspiration from the early Nineties. Madonna's "Vogue" (mixed with Duck Sauce's "Barbra Streisand") blared over the loudspeakers--even the usually stoic Vanessa Friedman (fashion editor at the Financial Times) tapped her foot and bobbed her head to the music.