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Dolce & Gabbana exhibition coming to Milan’s Palazzo Reale

January 24, 2024

A special emphasis is placed on the value of “fatto a mano,” or “hand-made” in English. Image courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana/Mariano Vivanco “From the Heart to the Hands: Dolce & Gabbana” will remain open to the public from April 7 — July 31, 2024. Image courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana/ Mariano Vivanco


Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana is platforming legacy and craftsmanship.

The label is bringing a new exhibition highlighting garments from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to Milan. “From the Heart to the Hands: Dolce & Gabbana” will open to the public at the Palazzo Reale from April 7 — July 31, 2024, before embarking on an international tour.

Founders of fashion
This is not the first time that the city's centuries-old royal palace, a former government hub now known for its public programs, has hosted a luxury house (see story) within its museum space.

Its upcoming presentation stands as the world's first, however, to showcase custom works “that tell the artistic and creative story” of Dolce & Gabbana's cofounders, spotlighting the duo behind the luxury brand.

Produced by New York Fashion Week owner and global events leader IMG, and curated by fashion history professor and author Florence Müller, the exhibition's concept is rooted in storytelling.

A love for the house creative directors' shared country of origin and its culture, a theme that continues to permeate through today's collections, is to be explored.

The experience is said to uplift theater, the opera, visual arts and architecture, music, ballet and “la dolce vita.” Inspired by Dolce & Gabbana designs, works from a few visual artists will also be integrated.

All selections place special emphasis on the value of artisanry from “fatto a mano,” or “handmade,” sources. Following its hometown debut, the exhibition will make stops at global cultural centers.

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