Bloggers are now officially front-row material. At least that was the case at the D&G show on Thursday, where Neiman Marcus’ Burt Tansky and Saks’ Steve Sadove and other retail heavyweights were accommodated in the second row, and further back for fashion directors. In front of them were four high-profile bloggers — The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman, Garance Doré of garancedore.fr, Tommy Ton of jakandjil.com and Bryan Boy of bryanboy.com. And to make their job easier, two desks and four laptops were set up right in front of them, entirely operative, as there’s no time to waste in cyberspace.
As for the Dolce & Gabbana show on Sunday, Daisy Lowe, Pixie and Peaches Geldof, model Portia Freeman and Alice Dellal are set to get photographers going. And in a Hollywood-meets-Cinecittà moment, Bond-girl Caterina Murino; Margaret Madé, who stars in Giuseppe Tornatore’s “Baaria,” which opened at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month; and Martina Stella, from Rob Marshall’s “Nine,” will also be attending. On the pet front, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said before the show that they are about to welcome a new Labrador puppy — their third. After debating over the name Zorro, the duo decided Totò would fit better. “It’s brown, not black. Zorro just doesn’t work,” said Dolce.