Leaving their native Italian soil to land in Manhattan with a collection packed in suitcases, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabanna had asked Steven Meisel to photograph their next campaign. Steven wanted to convey emotions and the clothes to accentuate Isabella Rosselini’s attitudes.
Her crying, her laughing, got the drama out of very genuine designs. The photographs were a new approach to a fashion campaign. And who better than Isabella could reveal the neorealist influence in Dolce&Gabbana’s creations; her father Roberto Rossellini invented it somehow.
A strong connection between the designers and their muse plus a confidence in Steven Meisel’s photographic eye made it happen.
Fall/Winter 89-90 was characterised by the simplicity and femininity expressed in their first ever embroidered corsets to become part of their trademark and by a stronger and more underlined sex appeal for an interpreted version of Anna Magnani.
20 Years Dolce & GabbanaTo celebrate their twentieth anniversary, Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana feature their most significant fashion moments in this luxurious book. Known for their contemporary fashion with a strong Mediterranean identity, Dolce & Gabbana’s style is sensual and unique with the utmost attention to quality and detail. Adored by Hollywood elite and pop stars around the globe, their creations convey a message in a universal language. 20 Years Dolce & Gabbana is a collection of memories and iconic images that mark each step of their evolution. The book features images from photographers such as Steven Meisel, Mario Sorrenti, Ferdinando Scianna among others and models of the likes of Gisele, Linda Evangelista, Isabella Rossellini and Marpessa.
Tribute to Emilio Pucci, Vogue Italia 1990One of those iconic photoshoots for Vogue Italia by Steven Meisel, modelled by Isabella Rossellini. A tribute to the collections by Emilio Pucci, Marchese di Barsento (20 November 1914 – 29 November 1992) who was a Italian fashion designer and politician. He and his eponymous company are synonymous with geometric prints in a kaleidoscope of colours.
Cover Vogue Italy, September 1990