Inspired by Surrealism, the Dolce & Gabbana A/W 09 runway collection echoes both revolutionary sensibility and rebellious spirit. Just as the Surrealists eschewed the conventional to embrace the unpredictable and explore the unimaginable, Dolce & Gabbana break the rules both on the runway and with a new collection of Make Up for fall, tracing the fine line between dreams and reality to create an innovative glamour that teases and provokes.
“We worship the surrealists; they pushed the limits-and proved that anything is possible,” says Stefano Gabbana, “With the Romantic Collection, the idea is to break away from the expected to transform beauty, creating a look that is about ultimate fantasy.” “And the ultimate luxury,” adds Domenico Dolce, “After all, the ultimate luxury is to dream and, for the Dolce & Gabbana woman, the dream should always be a reality.”
The Romantic Collection showcases tone against tone contrast via a rich new range of pinks-from delicate to vibrant to shocking - with a fresh shimmer to lend natural luminosity. Lustrous new shades share a balance of the sensual and the subversive to embody Dolce & Gabbana signature glamour.
A key “Romantic” Look
Legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath collaborates closely with Dolce &
Gabbana to create the beauty look with select Make Up classics paired with
brilliant new shades. Explicit and ethereal pinks are imbued with light; deep
neutrals are refined and distinctive.
The look lends an air of romance
and a sense of intimacy with lucid washes of pure colour and sensuality. A truly
feminine aura that’s both suggestive and assertive; the look is exuberant with
weightless layering of tone against tone pinks, that coalesce in a seamless
elegance that is at once fresh and cool.
Moist, voluptuous lips beckon
and seduce - soft-sculpted and defined with Soft, a new shade of the classic lipstick and the lipliner. The same hue adds
sophistication to nails, through the new Soft shade of the nail
lacquer. Eyes are delicate, yet smoldering with the eyeshadow duo in Rose, enhanced with the mascara in
Black. Cheeks appear lightly flushed with the blush in new
The Romantic Collection is intimate yet ephemeral with
a glaze of pinks dissolving into a rush of strong femininity “The Rose
palette brings the collection to a new level; Dolce & Gabbana wanted to take
risks with colour, texture, mood - and at the same time capture the essence of
each element,” says Pat McGrath. “While the focus is on the eyes - very
sexy, very daring - the soft voluptuous lips add an intensity that’s erotic. The
rose look is very romantic, almost ethereal - yet very sophisticated.”
Smooth Eye Colour Quad ($59.00)
Smooth Eye Colour Duo ($36.00)
Rose 90 (New)
Volumized Lashes Mascara ($28.00)
Crayon Intense ($29.00)
Platinum 6 (New)
Soft 65 Classic Cream Lipstick (New) ($30.00)
Naked 60 Shine Lipstick ($30.00)
Drama 90 Shine Lipstick ($30.00)
Precision Lipliner ($29.00)
Soft 6 (New)
Luminous Cheek Colour ($44.00)
Delight 35 (New)
Intense Nail Lacquer ($20.00)
Soft 205 (New)
Availability: On-counter September 2009 at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and saks.com.