January 16, 2007
The secret-agent silhouette on the invitation momentarily raised hopes that Domenico and Stefano were going to channel Daniel Craig's animal magnetism for their D&G collection, but 007's catwalk presence was confined to the message on the T-shirt that accompanied a march-past of denim styles in the finale. Instead, it was another magnetic animal that Dolce and Gabbana drew on for electricity: cue Madonna. The sound of "Music" filled the Metropol, and the collection was infused with the brash flash of that song's video. Think black velvet tracksuit underneath big fur coat (gold tooth optional), or white tux with metallic trainers. That was the collection in a nutshellsports glam. Here, a yellow satin motocross jacket, there, a baseball jacket in blue Lurex, and something for the coach in a textured, old gold leather blouson. While pole dancers bumped and ground at the end of the catwalk, D&G offered uniforms for grown-up games, with Vegas as the adult playground of choice. That's where a young gambler might want to take a chance in a silvery velvet moleskin suit or a gold shirt jacket that shone like ciré. A maroon silk shirt paired with black velvet jeans was positively quiet by comparison.