Dolce & Gabbana paid tribute to mothers everywhere at Milan Fashion Week, where an army of model moms – and even one stylish mama-to-be! – took to the catwalk show with their little ones. Entitled “Viva la mamma,” the brand’s autumn/winter collection presentation resembled a live family portrait as the women and children modelled the Italian fashion house's latest collection.
To the soundtrack of the Spice Girls’ 1996 hit Mama, three models carried babies and one little girl walked the catwalk matching her mom in a printed shift dress. One model was six months pregnant.
Even the backdrop echoed the theme, with the back of the catwalk emblazoned with ‘mamma’.
The theme carried over into the collection, with roses and the words ‘Mama’, ‘Amore’ and ‘I love you mama’ in English, French and Italian scribbled onto shift dresses and sequin skirts. This also gave a nod to Angelina Jolie's famous Valentino wedding dress, which bore the doodles of her six children.
Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana took to the runway to take their bow at the end of the show, surrounded by children and their mothers.
The designers stayed true to their signature aesthetic, with lace pencil dresses, camisoles and cardigans in a colour palette of black, white, red and gold.