Dolce&Gabbana collaborates with Save Venice Inc. and Venetian Heritage, two of the most recognised charitable associations dedicated to raising funds for the preservation of the artistic, cultural, and historical patrimony of Venice. 2017 marks the fourth consecutive year in the relationship between Dolce&Gabbana and Save Venice Inc. supporting the restoration and preservation of the art and architecture of Venice. Their joint efforts have contributed to the ongoing restoration of the 16th-century church of San Sebastiano (1548), which houses the world’s largest concentration of works by Renaissance master Paolo Veronese, and Vittore Carpaccio’s nine-canvas Saint Orsola cycle (c.1488-1495) in the Accademia Galleries. Dolce&Gabbana continues their support by sponsoring Save Venice Inc.’s 15th biennial Gala in Venice, June 25-28, which attracts guests from around the world for a four-day celebration to raise funds for restorations in Venice.
Furthermore, Dolce&Gabbana and Venetian Heritage also announced their new collaboration to reinforce efforts to perpetuate the venetian patrimony. This announcement took place during a lunch at the Loggia Foscari of the Palazzo Ducale, masterpiece of Gothic art and symbol of La Serenissima, one of the city’s historical landmarks. To honor the city of Venice, its patrimony and on occasion of the opening of the new Dolce&Gabbana boutique in Calle XXII marzo, the fashion house has created a special collection of silk scarves. The emblematic images of La Serenissima printed on each scarf, from St. Mark’s Church and Venice’s romantic gondolas to the Winged Lion and the city’s famed Carnival masks, celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of the city. Part of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the two institutions.
The scarves went on sale starting Friday May 12th, at the boutique in San Marco 223/226 and from the end of May in the new Dolce&Gabbana boutique located in calle XXII marzo as well. The new boutique, designed by architect Eric Carlson of the Carbondale studio in Paris, seeks to provide visitors with an unprecedented aesthetic experience by way of a fascinating play of contrasts between history and modernity. The boutique is part of the international grand tour that Dolce&Gabbana has undertaken, opening boutiques all over the world, each with a unique layout designed expressly for the site, combining the signature features of the brand with those of the host city.