Fashion Flashback: Dolce & Gabbana Fall 1996

This is underwear as outerwear at its finest. Back in the Fall 1996 season, Dolce & Gabbana were still hugely influential in the fashion industry: a claim that many think they can no longer make. This show features a bevy of supermodels and classic 90s models including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Carolyn Murphy, Nadia Auermann and Carla Bruni and also a brilliant soundtrack. Now at 22 minutes long, some of you might not want to sit through that so I have included a few images below for you to take a look at, but really, if you have a spare 20 minutes, I promise watching the show is worth your time.

A piece from the collection is actually on sale, for $2400, by a vintage dealer (linked). It is a floral coat from the collection which is said to be inspired by Balenciaga (Cristobal). Furthermore, I have come across some brilliant illustrations of the collection (linked).

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Note: I am beginning a new series of posts entitled Fashion Flashback which will include videos of shows that I love and want to share with people. They will obviously be older shows, ie. more than 2 years old, that I think are important. I am not going to try and over-analyse the shows because that has been done countless times, I just want to appreciate them for their beauty and aesthetics.


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