While Stefano Gabbana has a love of the opera, Domenica Dolce prefers the ballet, and together the decedent duo behind the Italian fashion house put together an Alta Moda presentation that combined both beauty, dance, opera, and couture.

Held over the course of three days in Milan, the Alta Moda spectacle started with a showcase of Dolce & Gabbana high jewellery, inspired by fruit and flowers as they were shown in individual cabins filled with vegetation.

The next day, ballet star Roberto Bolle kicked off (or piquéd off), the women's show as he took a beautiful leap in front of ballerinas, bouquets of roses, and an elite group of editors, and family friends of the brand – all while music from Tchaikovsky and Bizet Bizet's filled the air at Milan's Teatro alla Scala. 

Dolce & Gabbana debut ballet-inspired Haute Couture extravaganza in Milan

The dresses were dramatic and theatrical, mirroring the eighteenth-century surroundings, as Dolce and Gabbana dazzled the crowd with gowns decorated in La Scala's iconic red-and-parchment beige posters and beautiful silver and gold embroidery.

The designer duo's love for fun and fantasy was evident through with an array of daytime options, including ten sophisticated little black dresses and '50s suit shapes.

However, the La Scala dream was not over yet, as the next day the duo presented an immaculate lineup fit for a prince with their Alta Sartoria men's collection. Fur jackets, and tailored suiting featured in the line-up, as well as heavily embroidered blazers, adorned with motifs of gold crowns and dainty flowers, and after three days of non-stop beauty in the form of fashion and art, all that is left to say is Viva l'Italia!

Dolce & Gabbana debut ballet-inspired Haute Couture extravaganza in Milan

Dolce & Gabbana debut ballet-inspired Haute Couture extravaganza in Milan

Dolce & Gabbana debut ballet-inspired Haute Couture extravaganza in Milan

Dolce & Gabbana debut ballet-inspired Haute Couture extravaganza in Milan

Dolce & Gabbana debut ballet-inspired Haute Couture extravaganza in Milan

Dolce & Gabbana debut ballet-inspired Haute Couture extravaganza in Milan

Dolce & Gabbana debut ballet-inspired Haute Couture extravaganza in Milan

Dolce & Gabbana debut ballet-inspired Haute Couture extravaganza in Milan

Dolce & Gabbana debut ballet-inspired Haute Couture extravaganza in Milan

Dolce & Gabbana debut ballet-inspired Haute Couture extravaganza in Milan

Dolce & Gabbana debut ballet-inspired Haute Couture extravaganza in Milan

Dolce & Gabbana debut ballet-inspired Haute Couture extravaganza in Milan