Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1789 that nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes, but now, 229 years later, we'd like to add one more item to that listing. In 2018, nothing can be said to be certain except death, taxes and Dolce & Gabbana's millennial and Generation Z obsession — because here we are, in the middle of the Spring 2018 season, and the Italian house is still giving Cameron Dallas that paycheck!
Dolce & Gabbana debuted its latest ad campaign — photographed in Venice by The Morelli Brothers — on Wednesday, and it's as millennial-packed as ever, this time going so far as to even include the featured "It" kids' Instagram handles should you want to hit that follow button. As in previous campaigns, the cast poses before public landmarks and in communal spaces, like Saint Mark's Basilica and the city's famous canals, with real locals and tourists interspersed in the backgrounds.
The gang's all here, as always: For the men, that includes Dolce & Gabbana mainstays Rafferty Law, Cameron Dallas, Austin Mahone, Christian Combs and Brandon Thomas Lee, as well as Dachuan Jin, Noé Elmaleh and Hero Fiennes Tiffin (the latter of whom very importantly played 11-year-old Tom Marvolo Riddle in "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince").
The women's cast includes models Laura Murray, Frankie Herbert, Kitty Spencer, Sabrina Percy, Isabel Getty, Bea Fresson and Eleonore Habsburg, several of whom just so happen to have royal ties. (Herbert is the niece of the Earl of Carnarvon; Percy is a kinswoman of the Duke of Northumberland; Habsburg is a direct descendant of the Archduchess of Austria; and finally, Spencer is Princess Diana's niece.) But not to be outdone, a big ol' bowl of spaghetti is thrown in there, too, perhaps to further prove that carbs are as worthwhile an addition to any fashion campaign as dynastic lineages.
You can see the full women's campaign in the gallery below:
As well as the men's campaign: