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February 25, 2020

Me @ Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2020

Catherine Kallon Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana invited me to Milan for their Fall 2020 show during fashion week, which took place on Sunday (February 23).

As someone who doesn’t fit that “influencer” profile, and doesn’t get invited on press trips, I was extremely honoured to be invited.

On Saturday I spent time with the team prior to my fitting, where I was told about the efforts the brand is making on several fronts:

Celebrity dressing. Which you have already seen a huge impact during awards season. And there are some major ones to come, but my lips are sealed. Let’s just say you won’t be disappointed. Business of Fashion have a very detailed article on how Dolce & Gabbana have turned things around when it comes to celebrity dressing.

Social responsibility. Dolce & Gabbana are supporting the fight against coronavirus which has hit Italy very hard. The brand are providing funding to a study by Professor Alberto Mantovani, scientific director of the Istituto Clinico Humanitas and emeritus professor of pathology at Humanitas University in Milan, which aims to form the basis for developing diagnostic tools, such as biomarkers of the severity of the pathology, and therapeutic tools to help battle the strain of coronavirus.

The next generation. Dolce & Gabbana employ a huge number of seamstresses. As the generation of seamstresses are getting older, they have employed a number of seamstresses to work alongside the older generation to ensure this art form doesn’t die. The one thing that people forget about when it comes to “cancel culture,” is that there are many people often likely to lose their jobs if that brand were to be cancelled.

Going back to basics: I sense that brand has hit the reset button, and is working to remind people of why they fell in love with the brand in the first instance. This was very apparent upon seeing the collection which was a nostalgia throwback to early ‘90s.

There were many pieces that I did love, the embellished dresses of course, but one of my favourite looks – look 40 – which was a simple white shirt with a corset, and polka dot tie which I can see on Blake Lively or Janelle Monáe .

There was a lot I could see from this collection on Janelle Monáe, as the colour palette was perfectly suited.

Going back to my fitting. It was held at the Dolce & Gabbana flagship store.

The store has three floors. The ground floor was mostly all black, lace and polka dots. The second looked like a garden with florals everywhere.

But the second I hit the third floor I saw a beautiful jungle print gown which was paired with a green sequin bra.

Catherine Kallon Dolce & Gabbana

That was the one. I knew it instantly.

I continued to look around, but the allure of this dress drew me back. I’m usually very decisive. But this decision was quick, even by my standards.

The team gave me the option of a few accessories.

Usually I wouldn’t class myself as a headband wearing kinda girl, but as I was in the world of D&G I decided to throw caution to the wind, for which I’m glad, as I loved the end result.

Catherine Kallon Dolce & Gabbana

And here is it. No creases, lol, and the dress just the right length to show off the gorgeous butterfly applique shoes.

Catherine Kallon Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2020
Catherine Kallon Dolce & Gabbana

Just hanging out with the other models. LOL. British model David Gandy, who is the current face of Dolce & Gabbana Eyewear, was happy to stop for a quick picture.

Catherine Kallon Dolce & Gabbana

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were also kind enough to take a picture with me, and I was able to thank them in person for flying me out for the show.

Catherine Kallon Dolce & Gabbana

I couldn’t end my trip without some pasta. It would’ve been rude not to.

Thanks so Lucio, and the whole Dolce & Gabbana team who made me feel so special, and well looked after in Milan.

Credit: Dolce & Gabbana

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59 Responses to Me @ Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2020

  1. Phee phee February 26, 2020 at 10:51 pm #

    I cannot ‘like’ any of the replies. Every time I press like (on only the replies) and then leave the page and come back….it disappears.

  2. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 26, 2020 at 10:50 pm #

    thank you. don’t normally do headpieces, but it was fun x

  3. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 26, 2020 at 10:49 pm #

    Thank you. I was a honor to be invited. Thanks for your complement. xxx

  4. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 26, 2020 at 10:48 pm #

    Truly awesome. Feels like a dream. Thank you xxx

  5. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 26, 2020 at 10:48 pm #

    My pleasure . You all help to keep this site going, so thank you xxx

  6. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 26, 2020 at 10:47 pm #

    Thank you. This means a lot to me. I work really hard on this site, so I appreciate that you recognize this. It means a lot to me.

  7. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 26, 2020 at 10:47 pm #

    Xxxx Thank you. The dress is so pretty.

  8. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 26, 2020 at 10:46 pm #

    Glad to hear. I love the dress. Thank you x

  9. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 26, 2020 at 10:46 pm #

    I’m glad you think so. I’m always so worried about posting myself Xxx

  10. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 26, 2020 at 10:45 pm #

    Thank you….unforgettable experience.

  11. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 26, 2020 at 10:45 pm #

    Thanks.. the butterfly sandals are everything 😀

  12. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 26, 2020 at 10:45 pm #

    Ha… no worries xx thank you

  13. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 26, 2020 at 10:44 pm #

    Thanks a lot. It was truly AMAZING

  14. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 26, 2020 at 10:44 pm #

    Thank you. I was in dreamland

  15. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 26, 2020 at 10:43 pm #

    Thank you. I adore this dress.

    Cancel culture is rife at the moment unfortunately.

  16. Originalmeme February 26, 2020 at 7:07 pm #

    Holding people accountable is very different than destroying their lives and careers because of a stupid tweet. I’m glad people are wearing D& G again.

  17. Guest February 26, 2020 at 6:28 pm #

    “cancel culture”, wow, you mean holding people accountable for their actions? Yes it’s exhausting to hold bigoted powerful people accountable. So bad.

  18. Originalmeme February 26, 2020 at 1:21 pm #

    You look fabulous. I’m so sick of “Cancel culture” and good for you for not capitulating to it. Must have been such a treat.

  19. Guest February 26, 2020 at 11:31 am #

    Had I been in the same position and extended an invitation to a D&G show – I would have turned it down. As a parallel, when contacted by recruiters to discuss positions in companies such as Nestle, I’ve said a polite ‘no thank you’ (commodifying water, yeesh).

    It’s also a shame that the D&G wares don’t look so luxe.

    Love and light though!

  20. Marijana Kostovic February 26, 2020 at 10:15 am #

    love your look🙌💥😍, except headband, but thats minor. you deserve every opportunity that comes your way as you do great work

  21. Guest February 26, 2020 at 9:37 am #

    You looked amazing. Period.
    The shoes are the cutest thing ever.
    I do agree with you regarding ” cancel culture” . I appreciate people being held accountable but someone else always pays the price as well.

  22. Guest February 26, 2020 at 9:30 am #

    You looked amazing Catherine! Those sandals! 😍

    And David Gandy!❤️

  23. Guest February 26, 2020 at 9:20 am #

    CONGRATULATIONS
    Well deserved invitation. Also, I am oh so jealous haha

  24. Catarina_M February 26, 2020 at 8:33 am #

    I love it and you deserve it. You look amazing.

  25. Guest February 26, 2020 at 7:06 am #

    Love love love this post and your look!!! You rocked this!!

  26. Guest February 26, 2020 at 4:55 am #

    You look fabulous 🙂

  27. Guest February 26, 2020 at 4:28 am #

    You look beautiful, Catherine. Thanks as always for all the work you do!

  28. smo390 February 26, 2020 at 3:29 am #

    stefano and the house of d&g have a troubling past. we seem to live in a world where such things are seen as common ground now. its a bit concerning how influential they continue to be despite all that

  29. SarahS95 February 26, 2020 at 3:00 am #

    Gorgeous Catherine!! And so lovely to see you getting invited to cool things because you are so talented you deserve it all!

  30. Guest February 26, 2020 at 2:17 am #

    Stopping by after ages to congratulate you dear FC! You look charming, fresh and carefree in this gorgeous dress. (Helps that you’re statuesque.) Very happy to see a hard-working person of integrity getting to go to such an event! Hope you continue to grow and provide us with many more years of fashion!

  31. Guest February 26, 2020 at 1:51 am #

    How fun & interesting. You look great, as per!

  32. Guest February 26, 2020 at 1:22 am #

    You look phenomenal Catherine. Your turban is LOVE.

  33. Guest February 26, 2020 at 1:04 am #

    You look gorgeous girl

  34. Kat February 26, 2020 at 12:39 am #

    Highly recommend reading the Business of Fashion article Catherine linked. Interesting and troubling

  35. Guest February 25, 2020 at 10:03 pm #

    I’m thrilled for you getting opportunities related to your area of passion.

    D&G is trash and they have proven time and again that racism is a part of their brand. Screw the pretty clothes when they’re consistently poisoning the world with their bigotry.

  36. Guest February 25, 2020 at 9:25 pm #

    What a dream! BDOTW nominee x

  37. Guest February 25, 2020 at 9:24 pm #

    Catherine, that’s so awesome! What an incredible experience and you looked absolutely gorgeous.

  38. JR February 25, 2020 at 9:14 pm #

    Absolutely stunning. Congratulations on an amazing experience!

  39. Guest February 25, 2020 at 8:40 pm #

    I hope you got to keep the pretty sandals.

  40. Guest February 25, 2020 at 8:06 pm #

    Wow! You look absolutely beautiful and I am living vicariously through you right now from my elementary school teaching job in Georgia! What an amazing experience and you certainly deserve it!

  41. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 25, 2020 at 7:37 pm #

    xxx

  42. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 25, 2020 at 7:37 pm #

    My pleasure. thank you xxx

  43. Guest February 25, 2020 at 7:35 pm #

    Beautiful gown, Catherine, love the exotic colorful print! I like how your necklace complements the jungle vibe of it, and those sandals are dreamy. Very charming article, thanks for bringing it to us!

  44. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 25, 2020 at 7:33 pm #

    Thank you…so fun playing dress up. So jealous that celebs get to do this on a regular bases. It would never get old for me.

  45. Paola102 February 25, 2020 at 7:29 pm #

    You look so good Katherine! love the dress you chose, I would have chosen the same. Glad you had fun! You deserve it!! 🙂

  46. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 25, 2020 at 7:28 pm #

    So so honoured. I was pinching myself the whole weekend.

  47. Guest February 25, 2020 at 7:27 pm #

    Fabulous!

  48. Red Carpet Fashion Awards February 25, 2020 at 7:27 pm #

    Hopefully next time x 😀

  49. Phee phee February 25, 2020 at 7:23 pm #

    Wow! Thank you for sharing that!
    That must of been so amazing to see and be a part of.
    LOVE David Gandy! sighhhhh
    Also great choice of dress. So pretty. I will never be a fan of headbands but I do love those sandals and the necklace!

  50. Guest February 25, 2020 at 7:21 pm #

    Shame David Gandy wasn’t modelling Dolce and Gabbana underwear..

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