NYFW had Marc Jacobs’ rave-inspired runway show, and now Dolce & Gabbana is showing the fashion world how Italians like to party. And judging by the iconic label’s Spring/Summer ’17 show in Milan today, that means a beach bash of epic proportions.
After a slew of stunning models — including Hailey Baldwin — cruised down the “Tropico Italiano” catwalk in especially youthful versions of the lush, vibrant florals and leopard prints we’ve come to expect from the label, the entire crew (clad in embellished mini skirts and D&G tees) shared the runway with some locals who turned the finale into an all-out tropical dance party.
The fact that she show’s front row was studded with millennial social media sensations and celebrity offspring (including Sofia Richie, Dallas Cameron, and Sistine Stallone) was apropos considering the party vibe. And after attendees sipped from fresh coconuts and ogled the vibrant clothing and accessories (particularly notable were the fruity headpieces and ornamented, light-up sandals and flatforms), the celebratory vibe continued post-runway when Dolce & Gabbana shut down the city’s seminal shopping street Via Monte Napoleone for an extravagant sit-down dinner. This is some seriously next-level “eat, drink, and be merry” business, but then again we’ve always been told that Italians do it better.