The front row — or FROW — at a fashion show is prime real estate in the style world. It’s the area reserved for celebrities, top fashion media and the label’s most VIP of clients. But at Sunday’s Dolce & Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week, the FROW wasn’t populated with the same editors and lunching ladies of seasons past, but rather a decidedly younger and more influential set. They were the children of celebrities like Sylvester Stallone, Lionel Richie, Jude Law and Pamela Anderson, and they displayed all the genetic blessings befitting their pedigree.
From left: Brandon Lee, Sonia Ben Ammar, Isabel Getty, Talita von Furstenburg, Rafferty Law, Zara Larsson, Luka Sabat
From left: Leon Else, Zhang Huiwen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sofia Richie, Cameron Dallas, Sistine Stallone.
In a scene reminiscent of the cool kids table in high school, Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sons, Brandon and Dylan Lee, sat side-by-side in a gorgeous and leggy lineup that included Talita von Furstenburg (Diane’s granddaughter), Rafferty Law (son of Jude and Sadie Frost), and Richie and Stallone’s daughters Sofia and Sistine.
As if that weren’t enough, the design duo also tapped up-and-coming model and Baldwin progeny, Hailey Baldwin (Stephen’s daughter) to walk in the show. After the presentation, the crowd gathered outside for an alfresco dinner in celebration of the grand opening of the Dolce & Gabbana boutique. As is customary in these cases, many swapped out their sleek front row attire for evening looks that included lots of peek-a-boo lace and ornate headpieces.
From top: Hailey Baldwin on the spring 2017 Dolce & Gabbana runway, and in a lace dress and jewelled headband for the after party.
The fashion show unveiled a glitzy, opulent and youthful collection whose theme, “Tropico Italiano,” took everyday symbols of Italian culture — from pasta and ice cream to the label’s signature religious motifs — and amped them up with crystal embellishments, intricate embroideries and luxurious fabrics. To close out the show, the design duo sent out models in colourful brocade miniskirts and variations on the classic D&G branded T-shirt of the 1990s.