Dolce & Gabbana’s Mommy-centric show yesterday was a blur of pregnant models, indifferent babies, and jewel-encrusted headphones. But beyond the runway gimmicks, the duo turned out a characteristically solid collection of hyper-embellished, skillfully constructed clothes for sexy Sicilian matriarchs….and those who want to look like them.

D&G emerged from a modest, deconstructed elegance presented in their second-floor studio in the ’80s to become a full-on spectacle of flash, glitz, humor, and fun throughout the ’90s and on. The adorable long-term lovers, Domenico and Stefano, met as youth in 1980 Venice. Known for a certain playful Italian glamour, Domenico’s Sicilian roots emerged in the late 1980s, modernized as multilevel, full, ruffled skirts; tight, tailored shirts; and countless lace shawls and shawl-collar coats worn off the shoulders. In the ’90s, sex took over, resulting in signature rhinestone bodices, sultry ’40s bra tops, bodysuits, thigh highs, and shirts that literally said “SEX”. They became the high-fashion Frederick’s of Hollywood. After that they grew a multiple-personality disorder of sorts, flying with trends so often they nearly lost their identity. Luckily, leopard print, lingerie, and nostalgia have carried the brand to where it is today, HUGE! #VFILESDATA

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VFILES MADE FASHION F/W ’15 Stylist, Photographer, Hair and Make Up Selections


#VFILESMADEFASHION F/W ’15 is five days away! Meet the talented fashion crop who will round out the show’s creative team, sourced entirely from Congratulations to photographer Seung Lee, hairstylist Braydon Nelson, make up artist Andrea Samuels, and stylist Mitch McGuire. They will join designers Ximon Lee, Andrea Jiapei Li, DI$COUNT UNIVER$E, and Julia Seemann for the most monumental VFILES MADE FASHION show ever!


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Gucci F/W ’15


In only ten days following the abrupt departure of longtime creative director Frida Giannini, the in-house design team at Gucci created a brand new menswear collection. Jet-setting sissy boys and fans of J.W. Anderson will undoubtably rejoice.

View the collection here