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Sex, seduction and the Sicilian widow take center stage at Dolce & Gabbana

September 28, 2009 |  1:00 pm


With so many lingerie layers and boudoir influences on the runways this season, it was only natural for the originators of the look to return with their greatest hits.

Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana went back to their roots, playing their house style icon, the sexy


Sicilian widow, for all she was worth. Peekaboo transparency was a recurring motif. Fishnet layers skimmed the body, and black crosses hung from satin ribbons around the neck. Black lace skirts and dresses swishing fringe were worn over satin bras, slips and corsets, while macrame jackets and straw bags added a folksy touch.

But the best pieces in the show may have been the denim bustier dress and blouson jacket trimmed in black lace--more accessible interpretations of the boudoir trend.

Androgynous suiting was also in the mix, with kinky jodhpur pants and tailored riding jackets finished with flat velvet slippers.

But when it came to the finale, it was time for the models to strip down to their corsets, in an impressive display of Milan's most potent trend this season: seduction.

-- Booth Moore

Photo: Looks from Dolce & Gabbana's Spring/Summer 2010 women's ready-to-wear runway collection during Milan Fashion Week. Photo credit: Peter Stigter and Jonas Gustavsson / For The Times


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