Inside Dolce & Gabbana's beautiful Alta Moda show

This was no ordinary couture show

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Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have never been ones to do things by halves. In fact, it’s pretty surprising that the duo, renowned for their high-octane glamour, didn’t enter the world of haute couture - or alta moda as it is called in their native Italian - earlier. They showed their first collection in July 2012, and yesterday saw them present their latest foray into the world of made-to-measure marvels.

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But, as ever, they didn’t follow suit and show the collection in Paris, the traditional home of couture. Instead they took over Milan’s La Scala theatre, a venue both are long-time lovers of. And forget any ideas about a run-of-the-mill catwalk; this show had a series off them, which passed trough the stalls, over the orchestra pit and onto the stage. This was no normal show…

They made a serious case for crowns

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Back stage Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda #stefanogabbana #dolceegabbana #altamodadolcegabbana #teatroallascala

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Dolce & Gabbana #altamoda #hairbyguido @dolcegabbana #milan

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Backstage at @DolceGabbana #AltaModa show. Photo: @sandyhullett ✨👸🏼✨#dgfamily

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The attendees gave good fashion game

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Queuing @dolcegabbana #altamoda style 👠❤️💎

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Epic guest outfitting #Altamoda

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#pajama Love men #style ❤️❤️❤️ #dgfamily #altamoda #milano #party

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There were the most beautiful bags ever

Dolce & Gabbana's Alta Moda Special Bag😍😍😍

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New bag spotted 😉 #dolcegabbana #altamoda

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The venue was so good, it was on some of the clothes

#palazzomanganelli#catania#marcostrano#fashionshow#altamoda#wedding#madeinsicily

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There really were fairytale gowns

Cinque minuti di ovazioni. Dolce e Gabbana #Altamoda #Milano #TeatroallaScala

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@dolcegabbana @stefanogabbana #altamoda AWESOME

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If Dolce & Gabbana made selfies...

Always the best @paulinehoarau 💃🏽❤️ @dolcegabbana @stefanogabbana #altamoda

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Grazieeee @dolcegabbana 💥🌺🍑⛵️🏵 #AltaModa #dolcegabbana #ItaliaisLove

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Backstage craziness with my 🐒 @paulinehoarau

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❤️ @dolcegabbana Makeup by @patmcgrathreal Hair by @guidopalau

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It was all about the details

3-D #altamoda #embroidery . Jewelled, silk and velvet flowers #dolceegabbana #ss16 #couturecloseup

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#dolcegabbana #altamoda #hairstyle

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Back stage Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda #stefanogabbana #dolceegabbana #altamodadolcegabbana #teatroallascala

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