Martin Scorsese‘s new commercial for Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana has just been unveiled.
The Academy Award winning director has enlisted some A-list talent for his new Dolce & Gabbana The One ad, shot in black and white, and inspired by the golden days of Italian cinema.
Driving a vintage Alfa Romeo convertible through a strangely deserted New York City dawn, Matthew McConaughey and Scarlett Johansson star in the film, the first time that the two faces of the men’s and women’s fragrances have been united for a Dolce & Gabbana campaign.
Titled “Street of Dreams,” the 2-minute 35-second clip sees McConaughey’s character pick up Scarlett Johansson’s blonde beauty, before the pair shoot pithy lines at each other about love and life in the spotlight, and then romance each other on a rooftop.
According to the brand it’s “an epic story of the power of love and the power of dreams.” While we might not go quite that far, it’s still a stylishly shot and beautifully acted short film.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been chosen by Claridge’s to design its 2013 Christmas tree, and we can expect a Sicilian-inspired spectacle.
Taking traditional Christmas tree elements, the designers plan to bring their heritage Italian aesthetic to London, using handmade Sicilian puppets, festive glasses baubles and the colours of southern Italy.
For Dolce and Gabbana, it is a chance to celebrate their Italian roots: “Our Christmas tree isn’t only a celebration of Christmas as we celebrate it in Italy, but it’s also a tribute to the artisanal Italian tradition, the same that we love to export worldwide with everything we do,” said the duo.
“When we think of London, we always think of Claridge’s and its typically English atmosphere, which fascinates us and makes us fall in love with the city every time as if it were the first.”
The entire structure will stand at 6.8 metres and will be transported over from Italy and erected over night by Claridge’s staff to greet guests as they descend for breakfast on the morning of 26 November.
This the fourth year that the luxury Mayfair hotel has collaborated with a fashion house to collaborate its Christmas tree. Dolce & Gabbana follows in the footsteps of John Galliano and Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz.
Italian actress Monica Bellucci looks radiant in a Dolce & Gabbana beauty campaign lensed for her namesake line, “True Monica”.
The line is a balance of smoky, nude and rose hues — including a trio of “Monica Voluptuous Lipsticks” in nude shades, a “Smooth Eye Colour Quad” in a smoky palette and eye liner in graphite and chocolate for some smolder, as well as “Intense Nail Lacquers” in soft rose, pink and nude.
“We are constantly inspired by Monica Bellucci, to us she will always be the original Dolce & Gabbana woman; naturally, timelessly beautiful,” Domenico Dolce explains.
Developed by Dolce & Gabbana Creative Advisor Pat McGrath, the items add up to a classic vision of dark and light, and are available now in selected stores worldwide.
Dolce & Gabbana have announced that they have created the costumes for Bruno Mars’s ‘Moonshine Jungle’ tour which kicks off in Washington DC on June 22.
“Bruno’s style and music are so eclectic that oftentimes we have taken inspiration directly from his work to create looks that were at the same time in line with his very personal taste, as well as with the DNA of Dolce & Gabbana,” announced the brand in a statement.
The looks are reported to consist of exclusive black tuxedos with white shirts created especially for the star, and a red suit worn with an ocelot print shirt.
“With time, we have managed to establish with him a relationship of absolute faith in each other and mutual trust, that allows us to create and work together in an atmosphere of complete harmony.”
Dolce & Gabbana have previously designed stage wear for some of pop’s biggest names including Madonna, Mary J Blige and Kylie Minogue.
Luxury online retailer Net-a-Porter.com is preparing to sell its most expensive ever item – a dress with a pricetag of £32,000. Six of the embellished red dresses by Italian label Dolce & Gabanna have been ordered by Net-a-Porter‘s buyers – and the online boutique is confident that all will sell.
“If we have women in mind for a particular piece then we will go for it and with conviction too.
This Dolce & Gabbana dress has been produced in limited quantities and we have bought half of the world’s stock,” says Ben Matthews, Net-a-Porter’s buying manager.
The Dolce & Gabbana piece has a heavily embellished surface decoration which contrasts with its discreet silhouette. The round necked, knee-length shift dress with three-quarter length sleeves has a timeless “first lady” feel about it.
Dolce & Gabbana will showcase a small collection of couture clothing for the first time July 9, following in the footsteps of fellow Italian houses to embrace the higher end of the market such as Armani and Versace.
Following recent rumors on the matter, the label confirmed June 27 that it will present its couture creations to a small group of clients next month in Taormina, Sicily. Continue reading →
For SS12 Dolce&Gabbana launch a very special and precious limited edition sunglass collection to satisfy your most luxurious eyewear needs.
The Gold Edition for SS12 is declined in the male and female versions. For women, the Dolce&Gabbana Gold Edition comes in two styles: Pure Gold and Gold Sofia.
The Pure Gold sunglasses are a vintage yet streamlined shape. The square frame is inspired by a gold ingot and provides a statement unparalleled by other sunglasses. The frame is gilded in 18K gold and is available in both white and yellow gold. Continue reading →
Dolce & Gabbana has revealed the campaign images for its very first men’s sports fragrance, which goes on sale next month.
Following 2008’s original The One for Men and 2010’s The One Gentlemen, the third scent in The One collection is a lighter and fresher sports scent, with notes including patchouli and cardamom, as well as accents of rosemary and sequoia forest. Continue reading →
Dolce & Gabbana on Wednesday apologised to the people of Hong Kong for allegedly discriminating against them in favour of wealthy mainland shoppers.
The company’s flagship Hong Kong store has been the focus of protests and online rage after reports that a security guard told locals they were not allowed to take photographs but mainlanders and foreigners were.
Locals accused the fashion house of “mainlandism” and started a Facebook page protesting against the store’s abuse of their rights. Continue reading →