In Italy, good manners and tradition imply that no one should ever arrive empty-handed for a Sunday lunch at a friends or family’s home, espeically if children are involved. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were inspired precisely by this family-related atmosphere to create the Dolce&Gabbana Dolls, collectibles that express the brand’s DNA with a touch of irony.
The Dolce&Gabbana Dolls are three limited edition of collectible dolls made from resin, standing 33 cm tall, featuring hand-painted faces and all are clothed with the very same fabrics used for the main collections. As always, everything is studied down to the most intricate details: the dresses are made-to-measure and tailored to reflect the brand’s iconic styles as worn by the models on the runway. The three Dolls are named Addolorata, Concetta and Immacolata, all classic names of the Sicilian tradition. Addolorata wears a black two-piece tailleur with gold patted jewels and a head scarf. Concetta wears the classic black corset with sheer knee-high socks, and finally, Immacolata wears a tight black dress and a gold necklace with a cross pendant. They all carry the iconic Miss Sicily bag in black leather.
The Dolce&Gabbana Dolls live inside a large colorful cardboard case painted with the traditional Sicilian motifs of flowers, fruits, carts, and majolica. Each doll has its name engraved on a gold plaque, followed by the Season, and her serial number. A luxurious handle in colored lizard transforms the case into a real bag and in doing so it allows the doll to fill a special niche, between a Sicilian souvenir and a collector’s item.