The spirit inside the venue for the Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012 presentation was very festive, so I knew we were in for something really special.
After the signature black lace bustier dresses for Fall, I was super-excited that this collection started off with plenty of colour and bold prints which included flowers, pomegranates, aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, chillies, and courgettes.
These fun prints on 50s ladylike silhouettes were also presented alongside signature lace dresses in sky blue, beige and black plus chic skirt suits for daywear and midriff-baring cropped bustiers worn with full skirts or bloomers.
As we moved to evening wear, things started to heat up.
Bejewelled dresses and skirts sparkled as the models took to the runway. Sheer looks left little to the imagination in a sexy, classy way.
The presentation ended with the models each donning a jewelled corset which will leave Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, Fergie and Rihanna spoilt for choice.
Key accessories included pasta and garlic-bulb-shaped earrings and necklaces.
We saw straw bags in several colours including gold, green, blue and black, plus lace top handle bags, crochet bags, plastic bags, fur bags and an updated version of the very popular Miss Sicily bag. Clutches were also decorated with pasta and garlic bulbs.
Shoes ranged from T-bar pumps, plastic ankle boots with lace accents, sandals decorated with multi-coloured stones and Mary Jane heels.
Front Row: Scarlett Johansson, Felicity Jones, Poppy Delevigne, Paloma Faith, Lynn Xiong, Beppe Fiorello, Francesco Scianna, Filippo Nigro, Carolina Crescentini, Cristiana Capotondi, Gabriella Pession, Bianca Brandolini d’Adda, Chiara Francini, Martina Stella, Michela Quattrociocche, Brenno and Michelangelo Placido, Thomas Trabacchi, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Filippo Pucillo and Marika Pellegrinelli
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Leighton Meester, Mila Kunis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Stone, Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Alba, Paloma Faith, Lily Allen, Thandie Newton, Rachel Weisz, Zooey Deschanel, Kylie Minogue, Fergie, Blake Lively, Minka Kelly, Eva Mendes, Andrea Riseborough, Kristen Stewart, Dianna Agron and Kristin Davis
Credit: All pictures belong to Red Carpet Fashion Awards