It takes a certain kind of girl — both fearless and Lycra-obsessed — to suit up in a sheer lace bodystocking or skintight satin leggings.
But D&G’s dancing queen is a gutsy muse who never blushes, and one who never stays in for the night.
So, just when it seemed fashion had nothing else to say about Studio 54, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana revisited the oft-visited club, pushing its hard look of yore to the absolute brink.
Their vampy Eighties fare — including metal mesh minidresses, and scores of high-waisted vinyl skirts and one-shouldered stretch tops — gave off a wicked glare. Ribbon lacings and stiff corset belts kept the silhouette mean (and sometimes too mean.)
It was a real disco inferno, all right, full of highly flammable synthetic layers made to burn up the dance floor — one way or another.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"