En attendant le livre de Domenico Dolce
"We start with a glass of champagne."
That's how a typical photo session with Domenico Dolce began when photographing women for his new book, as he recently explained to Town & Country. He wanted them to relax, and not to pose like models. If he wanted models, he could have hired them. No, for this book, he had something grander in mind. Not models, not actresses, but queens.
The result is Queens: Alta Moda di Dolce & Gabbana, a spectacular 216 page monograph, priced at $350, that weighs ten pounds, and is so lavishly produced it's surprising the pages aren't dipped in gold. It features many of Dolce's friends and clients from all over the world wearing pieces from the Alta Moda (haute couture) and Alta Gioielleria (fine jewelry) collections.
Visually stunning, the book pays tribute to a tradition that spans five decades -- portraits of beautiful women wearing beautiful clothes in beautiful settings -- by including sumptuous paintings of royal figures such as Catherine I of Russia, Marie Antoinette, and Elizabeth I of England, next to the photos of his own monarchs of style. "I think a queen's job is very difficult," Dolce remarked to us as we chatted about the book. Exquisite clothing and jewelry is a nice perk, though.
Intriguingly, only a few of the women are well known. There are many you can't even find on Instagram! But all they have at least one thing in common: They love Dolce & Gabbana.https://www.townandcountrymag.com/
La photo est magnifique, déjà.
London bridge is falling down