DESIGNERS ON FILM: Fashion certainly is Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s first love, but cinema comes right after it. According to a tweet sent Tuesday night from the account of Swide, the company’s online magazine, the designers are to appear in Woody Allen’s latest film “To Rome With Love,” hitting Italian theaters on April 20. Swide posted a photo taken on the movie set showing Dolce and Gabbana posing as spectators of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s lyrical opera “Pagliacci” at the Argentina Theater in Rome. The scene is part of the movie’s third episode, the only one starring Allen as a member of the cast.
This is not the design duo’s acting debut. Dolce and Gabbana appeared as bus passengers in Giuseppe Tornatore’s 1995 “L’Uomo delle stelle,” and in 2009 they made a cameo as priests in “Nine,” the musical directed by Rob Marshall.
This story first appeared in the March 29, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.