Dolce & Gabbana fw 2019/2020 Alta Moda collection was inspired by Ancient Greece. “The new D & G classicism was shown in the look of female divinities in slender draped dresses, white, but glinting with gold embroidery and burnished filigree headpieces. The latter might be Egyptian or Roman circlets – or maybe pieces of ruined sculptures balanced on the head. They were matched by classic Greek and Roman figures used as decoration on relatively simple dresses” – Suzy Menkes wrote in her review for Vogue.
The Ancient Greece theme was decided by Karl Lagerfeld in his Resort 2018 collection for Chanel.
To me, the Dolce & Gabbana fw 2019/2020 Alta Moda collection looks very traditional for the brand – a literal reading of the theme and the banal use of ornaments and accessories, especially the sculpture hats. But the luxury of finishing and presenting the collection to the public is really impressive.
Designers have once again confirmed that the history of the costume is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for modern fashion.
Look also at the Costumes of ancient Mesopotamia: