Showing posts with label dolce and gabbana. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dolce and gabbana. Show all posts

Artists, Fashion Designers and Jewelers Create Custom Dolls For Charity: Frimousses Designers for Darfur.

For the tenth year, UNICEF France's Frimousses Creators bring together the greatest designers, artists and jewelers who put their talent toward helping UNICEF and children worldwide by creating one of a kind dolls that are auctioned with the proceeds going toward vaccinating children in Darfur.

Martini Gold by Dolce & Gabbana; The Fellini-esque Film, Ads, Stills & More.

Two Italian flavors, Martini & Rossi and Dolce & Gabbana, collaborated a few months ago to launch MARTINI®Gold, a special edition vermouth with a unique recipe which includes orange, ginger and cubeb pepper, inspired by the fashion duo.

The libation was launched with a Fellini-esque film starring the stunning and sexy Italian actress Monica Bellucci:

Directed by Jonas Åkerlund (shown shooting the movie below), the MARTINI® Gold short film is set in Rome, Italy - a beautiful backdrop for the visually lush story.

Inspired by Fellini's La Dolce Vita, it celebrates Italian lifestyle as well as Monica Bellucci's all-Italian beauty, with surprise appearances by designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana:

Stills from the film:

The print ads:

On the set images:

The special bottle and packaging bear the name of both Martini and Dolce & Gabbana

The Russian issue of Vogue even included the actual video within the pages of their December issue, making it their first video advertisement in a print medium:
MARTINI Gold Martini Dolce and Gabbana

Designers Get Disney-ized. Cartoon Couture Fashion From Elle Espana.

In the August 2007 issue of Harper's Bazaar, the Simpsons posed in couture and just this past week we saw SHREK posing in a fashion editorial for Vman magazine.

Well, the cartooning of couture continues with the April 2010 issue of Elle España.

The fashion editorial, La Moda Animada, is ten illustrated pages in which famous fashion designers have been Disney-ized. Karl Lagerfeld takes on a Goofy appearance, Donatella Versace, Marc Jacobs, Nathalie and Sonia Rykiel, Alber Elbaz and John Galliano all become members of the Donald Duck clan and Jean Paul Gaultier, along with Dolce & Gabbana become Donald, Goofy and Mickey respectively.

Minnie, The Three Little Pigs, Lilo and Stitch, and Toy Story characters make appearances as well. See for yourself.

Here is the entire 10 page editorial scanned from the Spanish fashion magazine:

Elle España

Madonna Designs Sunglasses for Dolce & Gabbana & A Clothing Line For Juniors

You may have heard the announcement yesterday, via WWD, that Madonna and Dolce & Gabbana, after a very successful pairing for their 2010 advertising campaign, have collaborated on a new line of eyewear called MDG, featuring six designs (shown above).

Three of the six styles are shown below (images courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana and Swide magazine)

The 6 pairs of glasses will be distributed by Luxottica and feature an MDG logo on the temple. The "M" of the MDG symbol is filled with little stars, very Madonna.

The chic shades will be in D&G stores in May. They will retail from 180 to 210 euros or around $250 to $290.

Floating around the net have been some screen stills (shown below) of the upcoming campaign for the new eyewear shot by Steven Klein, who has long worked with Madonna for D&G as well as other projects.

The advertising campaign is said to be breaking in May.

This is not the only fashion design venture Madonna has embarked upon. The Material girl and her daughter, Lourdes, have designed a line of clothes for juniors that will launch at Macy's this coming August.

press release:

NEW YORK, March 10, 2010 (PRNewswire via COMTEX) the newly formed joint venture between Madonna and Iconix Brand Group, Inc., (Nasdaq: ICON) announced its first direct-to-retail license agreement with Macy's, Inc. for the "Material Girl" collection. "Material Girl" is a newly created, fast-fashion junior collection that will launch exclusively in approximately 200 Macy's stores and online at in August 2010 for the back-to-school season. As part of the direct-to-retail agreement, Macy's will have the opportunity to launch additional brands with MG Icon in the future.

The "Material Girl" collection was inspired and designed in collaboration with Madonna and her daughter Lourdes, along with Iconix Brand Group's in-house fashion department.

above: Madonna with daughter Lourdes

In addition to the back-to-school apparel collection, "Material Girl" will also launch in multiple categories including footwear, handbags and jewelry. The collection will retail from $12.00 to $40.00, comparative with pricing strategies at junior specialty stores. The strategy for growth will include additional categories in the lifestyle and beauty sectors, including fragrance, beginning 2011 as well as a rollout into additional Macy's stores.

Neil Cole, CEO and Chairman, Iconix, stated, "We are excited to announce the first in a series of new brands that will be developed under our partnership with Madonna. 'Material Girl' has a powerful retail partner in Macy's and we look forward to working together to deliver an innovative launch for our consumers."

"We believe that 'Material Girl' will be a dynamic exclusive brand for Macy's, and we look forward to working with Madonna, Lourdes and the Iconix team. Madonna is a fashion icon who can bring a new dimension to our juniors customer," said Jeff Gennette, Macy's chief merchandising officer. "'Material Girl' will enhance the excitement of fast fashion at Macy's."

Be sure to see all the amazing images from Steven Klein's 2010 Dolce & Gabbana advertising campaign with Madonna here:

•Steven Klein Brings Out Madonna's Best For 2010 Dolce & Gabbana Ad Campaign

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.