Dolce & Gabbana made their couture debut on Monday, July 9, during Haute Couture Fashion Week. The label chose to present to a small group of clients and only three media outlets in Taormina, Sicily, rather than in Paris, the home of Haute Couture. Showing away from Paris is likely a strategic move by the brand to avoid the strict requirements placed on full-fledged haute couture houses. It was also likely that Dolce & Gabbana showed their collection in Italy with the intent to keep the presentation more private, away from the eyes of critics. But, that didn’t stop Fashion Spot forum members from throwing in their opinions.
The prevailing thought in the forums is that we’ve seen it all before. “I give up on them,” Wolkfolk posted. “This is absolutely pointless and ridiculous. First, this is exactly what they've been presenting for the last two years and I'm sure we'll see it again in September.”
Spike413 stated, “Dolce & Gabbana is basically fashion's own version of Groundhog Day.”
Dolce & Gabbana may be fashion’s version of Groundhog Day, but their collections are certainly prettier than the 1993 film, even if it seems the label is providing infinite variations of the same few dresses. Plus, the designers probably have some time on their hands now that they’ve shuttered their D&G diffusion line.