- Title: ITALY: J Lo and Kate Moss attend Milan fashion week
- Date: 2nd March 2006
- Summary: VARIOUS HIGHLIGHT DOLCE & GABBANA FASHION SHOW JENNIFER LOPEZ IN AUDIENCE MORE OF FASHION SHOW JENNIFER LOPEZ WATCHING FASHION SHOW WITH HUSBAND MARC ANTHONY MORE OF "NAPOLEONIC " INSPIRED FASHIONS AUDIENCE INCLUDING LOPEZ APPLAUDING DESIGNER DOMENICO DOLCE AND STEFANO GABBANA ON CATWALK GREETING THE AUDIENCE MORE OF AUDIENCE APPLAUDING
- Embargoed: 19th March 2006 09:17
- Location: Italy
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA8SBHVAN1LB1PTE8DJG597ONJK
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- Story Text: When Jennifer Lopez sashayed into Dolce & Gabbana's catwalk show on Thursday (February 23) , she was met with whoops and roaring applause as even the front rows -- packed with top buyers and the cream of the fashion press -- stood to get a glimpse of the pop diva.
But Lopez, in a figure-hugging dress, was all but eclipsed by the rich gold embroidery and sumptuous empire-line brocades that filled a collection inspired by Napoleon and his time.
"It was so beautiful, so gorgeous," Lopez told Reuters backstage after the show as she sat between designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. "It was everything you expect from Dolce & Gabbana -- sexy, powerful, ethereal."
The design duo turned the military hints in their menswear collection into a full theme for women next winter, bringing out button-front tight breeches worn with boots or stockings and a line of Napoleonic jackets in all lengths and materials.
The military look was paired down with cropped jackets and jeans or adapted for the city in a neat-but-sexy grey pinstripe.
"It's a kind of femininity that is different from before. The military look, but in a romantic way," Gabbana said.
The designers raided a "War and Peace" haberdashery for a range of opulent eveningwear that went from subtly sheer, ruffle-collared Josephine frocks in aquamarine and cream to empire-line dresses crammed with tassels, pearls, feathers and gold embroidery.
For the chillier nights, there were gold feathered shrugs.
"It's Napoleon and his lovers," Gabbana said. "It's about him and all of the women around him during his life -- Marie Antoinette, Pauline, Josephine."
The Napoleonic theme continued with British fashion house Burberry which celebrated its 150th anniversary with a celebrity-packed catwalk show at Palazzo Serbelloni, Napoleon's Milanese residence.
Kate Moss, the one-time face of Burberry, took a break from tabloid attention to grab a seat front row, sitting with veteran fashion photographer Mario Testino and former boyfriend Jefferson Hack, while top model Stella Tennant walked the runway.
The Burberry Prorsum collection -- as befits an anniversary year -- delved into the fashion house's archives and saw designer Christopher Bailey playing with the classic trenchcoat, which came out plain vanilla but also quilted, cropped, in gold and delicate lace.
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