Luxury and style were on full display at the Alta Moda 2023 fashion show by Dolce & Gabbana in the breezy-beautiful area of Puglia, Italy. Three elements stood out prominently: brilliance, tradition and star power.
James Marsden With Dolce & Gabbana Menswear
Perfectly expressing the open-air atmosphere in Puglia, Marsden wore a light blue double-breasted suit that exuded confidence. Pairing the custom ensemble with a white short-sleeve jumper made of soft cotton gave it a laidback feel ideal for the Italian coast. The Dolce & Gabbana suit provide just the right fit for this relaxed ambience, luxuriously tailored but with a spacious quality. Marsden looked like a Mediterranean family man casually taking a stroll in the evening air.
It’s hard to pick a favorite look from this head-turning actress’s tremendous styles for the show, but her combination of black crystals and transparent lace was impossible to forget for everyone present. Quite possibly the best look of the evening, this pillar dress was sophisticated, authentic, powerful and passionate. The actress’s supreme class while wearing this Dolce & Gabbana masterpiece gave her the air of a leading lady from the 1930’s-era silver screen, like a modern Gretta Garbo capturing all eyes.
It’s almost a shame that the opulence of this perfect black dress overshadowed the glorious style of Washington’s first look, a phenomenal yellow gown that stood out in the golden evening sun. With moist hair and wearing a black swimsuit underneath her see-through lemon-colored dress, the actress looked like she had just emerged from the ocean and slipped on her most comfortable dress after toweling off.
Dame Hellen Mirren
Gorgeously adorned throughout the evening, Dame Hellen Mirren gave off the aura of a Roman goddess who deigned to visit her temple. Several of her Dolce & Gabbana looks featured flowing fabrics luxuriously draped along the ground. The contours and folds were spectacularly finished, giving each dress an artistic feel. Mirren’s red chiffon gown and ornate jewelry seemed to have certain elements of Asian nobility as well.
Another favorite ensemble, the gold look of Wakanda Forever’s Angela Basset was just as regal, powerful and magnificent as her Hollywood performances. This Dolce & Gabbana custom column dress featured thousands of golden sequins painstakingly arranged to give off gleams of light every time the actress turned. The way the evening light played off the dress’s shiny finish gave Basset a sensuous appeal that seemed part siren and part queen. Such overwhelming attention to detail with every square sequin was well worth the effort, easily becoming one of the best looks of 2023.
No Dolce & Gabbana fashion show would be complete with the beloved Kim Kardashian wearing one of the duo’s signature designs. In contrast to the evening’s more overtly sensual transparent dresses (which were equally spectacular) worn by Alessandra Ambrosio and Anitta, Kim Kardashian’s look delivered a more mysterious sex appeal. The wine-colored taffeta cape looked almost liquid as the fashion icon posed.