While many would-be holidaymakers have been forced to cancel their end-of-summer jaunts due to the coronavirus pandemic, there was nothing holding back the well-heeled shoppers who jetted out to Italy last week for a lavish celebration hosted by Dolce & Gabbana.
Lady Kitty Spencer, 29, led the fashion pack as they descended on Florence for a busy schedule of dinners, dancing and haute couture runway shows to showcase – and sell – the label’s latest designs to their wealthy clients.
Fashionistas flew into Tuscany to enjoy at least three different events hosted at exclusive venues across the city.
Lady Kitty Spencer, 29, led the fashion pack as they descended on Florence for dinners, dancing and haute couture runway shows to showcase – and sell – the label’s latest designs to their wealthy clients. Pictured, Lady Kitty with Domenico Dolce (right) and Gui Siqueira
Socialite Jasmin Joyce, pictured, was among the guests who attended the final night of festivities in Florence. There were at least three different events held across the city
Model and social media star Xenia Lukash (left) strikes a pose with jewellery designer Ilona Stolie (right) at Villa Bardini, where the Alta Moda show was held last week
The festivities culminated on the third night with a spectacular dinner at Marchesi Antinori, a vineyard outside the city. Pictured, the Tuscan table display bursting with character
Flowers, fruit and candlesticks created sumptuous centrepieces at the Italian vineyeard
The Alta Sartoria show – literally translated to mean ‘high-level formalwear’ – saw models donning intricate kaftans and flowing bottoms as they strode through Palazzo Vecchio, the hulking 12th-century fortress which sits at the heart of Florence.
Monica Belluci, a long-time muse of co-founders Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce, kicked off proceedings while the glitteratti looked on.
Two nights later, guests gathered at Villa Bardini for the breathtaking Alta Moda show, considered to be the centrepiece of the fashion house’s latest offering.
Milan-based art collector Anna Demina strikes a pose ahead of the Alta Moda show last week
Hong Kong businessman Stephen Hung, a close friend of the D&G designers jets off from Tuscany on a private jet (pictured). His birthday was marked with a celebratory cake
Fashionista Deborah Hung, wife of Stephen, strikes a pose at one of the outdoor meals
Guests roamed the grounds at sunset while admiring D&G designs displayed on over-the-top scarecrows bursting with foliage and topped with floral headpieces, pictured
Models showcased 89 runway looks, each designed as a tribute to Florence.
In keeping with the designers’ opulent aesthetic, guests and VIPs donned their own D&G creations for the night-time event.
The festivities culminated on the third night with a spectacular dinner at Marchesi Antinori, a vineyard outside the city.
Guests roamed the grounds at sunset while admiring D&G designs displayed on over-the-top scarecrows bursting with foliage and topped with floral headpieces.
Dutch model Marpessa Hennink wore a D&G dress she first sported 30 years ago for the final night of celebrations. Marpessa, 56, is a global ambassador for the Italian fashion house
A model emerges in a breathtaking D&G creation during the Alta Moda show in Florence. It was one of 89 new designs showcased that night, each a tribute to the Tuscan city