Dolce & Gabbana has discontinued their D&G line this spring. But they are ready to get into couture. They are going to present their first-ever couture collection next month, according to WWD. They wont be in the official couture shows in Paris. However, the designers will show on July 9 in Sicily, and it will be a clients-only presentation. The Financial Times is reporting that only three media outlets have been invited.
Dolce & Gabbana has done a one-off gown for Scarlett Johansson. According FT since ultra-luxury sector does well in a recession; Dolce & Gabbana are wise to turn to couture. The Chambre Syndicale doesn’t just admit anybody. So if Dolce & Gabbana’s collection is well-received they’ll be on the road to get the “Haute Couture” label. [Fashionista]