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Dolce & Gabbana Unveils a Virtual Alta Moda Spectacular

For Alta Moda, Dolce & Gabbana’s answer to couture, the destinations—Capri, Sicily, Lake Como—are just as glamorous as the clothes on display. This time around, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are marking summer, the return of la dolce vita, and their latest Alta Moda, Alta Sartoria, and Alta Gioielleria collections in a big way (albeit virtually). Via a private site for Dolce & Gabbana’s coterie of clients, the Italian house is showcasing all three collections. The site includes a video with an old-school slide show featuring snapshots of the Duomo in Milan and gondolas in Venice, harking back to the golden era of international travel. (Remember international travel?)

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Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda

Monica Feudi

Though there was no celeb-filled front row, the duo still brought the glamour with a collection inspired by Italian razzle-dazzle and travel and set in the house’s glamorous Milanese salon. Looking

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The new reality of wedding dress shopping, from prosecco on Zoom to virtual fittings

When I’d imagined what searching for a wedding dress might be like, I can’t say it had ever crossed my mind that, on my first appointment, I’d be wearing my slippers and the designer would be warning that her four-year-old son, dressed as a dinosaur, might roar into the room at any moment. But such is the new reality of the search for the perfect look. 

Weddings may have been suspended since March, but the bridal style industry is still in full swing, confirms Kate Halfpenny, renowned for her modern spin on bridalwear, who is preparing to re-open her Bloomsbury boutique in the coming weeks, ready to welcome 200 brides who are awaiting fittings. In the meantime, she’s been using Zoom to consult with new clients. 

I got engaged in February and, as a fashion editor, my thoughts naturally turned to what The Dress might look like, well, years before

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