It was a mother’s celebration at the Dolce and Gabbana show. It started with the invitations: childhood drawings done by the designers that their mothers had put away for safe keeping.

At the show, the guests received a foulard created by the duo and a poem by Edoardo Bennato titled “Hurray for Mum.” The designers finally pulled back the curtains and let their models take to the powder pink catwalk.

Embroidered into jackets, dresses, coats and skirts, “I love you” messages (written in English or Italian) or, alternatively, in silk ensembles crafted out of those now familiar childhood drawings. Some of them came carrying babies or holding hands with their daughters in ensembles festooned with blooming roses. A very pregnant Bianca Balti appeared in a blush pink shift dress.

The duo did what they do best. Beautiful black lace numbers, deftly tailored jackets and 1950s hourglass dresses are a part of the brand’s lexicon. They also added in some covetable accessories. The bejeweled headphones are going to play big in the glossy fashion magazine next season. As will the myriad of handbags, from boxy little plexiglass to big fur totes.

This first family collection was a big fashion moment. I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE every piece in it and would wear them all everyday.

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