After a whimsical Tropico Italiano theme for Spring 2017, Dolce & Gabbana was all about royal love for its Fall 2017 show at Milan Fashion Week. Pop singer Austin Mahone performed “Shake It for Me,” “What About Love?”, and other hits, while models of all ages walked the leopard-print runway.
The casting was a mix of non-models, including social-media star Aimee Song and singer Madison Beer, alongside second-generation celebs like Sailor Brinkley-Cook, Anaïs Gallagher, Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, Delilah Belle Hamlin, Rafferty Law, Sofia Richie, Dylan Lee, and Corinne Foxx. Pro models like Sarah Snyder, Luka Sabbat, Lucky Blue Smith, and Bianca Balti worked the runway alongside actresses like Jennifer Tilly, philanthropists, and “It” girls of all ages.
The front row included proud parents Jamie Foxx, who yelled “Hey!” at his daughter as she walked by; Pam Anderson, who whipped out a camera to take photos; as well as Christie Brinkley, Lisa Rinna, Harry Hamlin, Dan Gilroy, and Rene Russo.
The designs were heavy on royal details like embroidered roses and hearts, tiaras and crowns, as well as ultra-femme lacy dresses, leopard prints, and even robes outfitted with stuffed animal heads. There was also a Bieber T-shirt or two. The show was an all-ages affair, with babies and toddlers being held and tweens walking hand-in-hand with models. Model Vittoria Ceretti and her mom Francesca Lazzari closed the show.