Stefano and Domenico put exaggerated shoulders firmly on the map this week with their Autumn '09 collection. The high glamour '80s inspired line mainly relied on a dark palette with an extreme shot of colour via a few neon pink items. It was a fun show taking inspiration from Marilyn Monroe (whose face was printed on a dress) and Minnie Mouse (who was represented with plenty of polka dots and rounded shoulders).
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There was a slight surreal theme, perhaps a nod to Elsa Schiaparelli, with hats created from gloves, and lipstick cases on shoes. Indeed the shocking pink colour was invented by Elsa who famously fashioned a shoe in to a hat.
Dolce and Gabbana were looking to the bright side of life overall, perhaps hoping that the economic downturn will have been resolved by the colder months. That idea in itself might end up being surreal.