Italian design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana asked Lara to be part of the select few present at the debut of their line in Sicily this week. Lara feels lucky to have been part of the whole experience.
“It was such a privilege to be involved in Dolce & Gabbana’s couture debut, and definitely a story to tell the grandchildren” gushed Lara, who modeled the design creations at the show in Taormina, Sicily.
“The clothes were exquisite; beautiful fabrics with flower detailing and hand-painted dresses. The cage skirts were probably my favorite. The show setting was incredible; it was so intimate with a live opera that added to the ambiance and the brand’s Sicilian heritage.”
The 73-look collection unveiled at the exclusive show offered everything you would expect from a Dolce & Gabbana couture line. Only a select few fashion insiders were invited to see the show, with the general consensus that it was precise and luxe.
“Sicilian lace; corsetry; delicate embellishment; sexy sheerness melded with buttoned-up primness; bows; jewels; hand-painted florals” was the description given by fashionistas on Vogue.com. “Each piece was more intricate, more artisan than anything we have ever seen from them”.
The salon presentation was held inside the grounds of a monastery. With each dress costing thousands and desirable because of the uniqueness, the guest list was tight and a closely guarded affair. Those present inside were mostly millionaire clients and a few celebrities including Scarlett Johansson and Stephanie Seymour.
During preparation for the presentation, two tailors fainted – believed to be due to the heat. Another two attendees lost consciousness on the day.