press release

Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Roberts: fashion combines with literature and
photography in a project which encloses and combines the vision of a brand which
regards Sicily as one of its major inspirational sources, and the vision of a fashion
maverick who found a new adoptive home in this land made up of intense colours and
tastes. A book and a photographic exhibition seal this unique relationship.
“Winter fog drifted across the volcano's bleak eastern face, covering the sleeping
ghost town of Presa and the small broken farm huddled below …”
The opening verse of the tale projects us into a bucolic dream dimension, a new and
modern Arcadia which finds its poetic core in love for nature and for its beauties. A
return to the origins, to that land whose traditions, stories and beliefs have contributed
for years to build the universe of values which has made Dolce & Gabbana
synonymous with that particular kind of Italianness which is deeply tied to its land and
which has found a sublime expression in the images and words of Michael Roberts.
Michael Roberts’ camera captures striking images which recall profound, and
sometimes dramatic, emotions and it celebrates the Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter
2008/09 collection in a chiaroscuro mix of colours and sensations.
Art Direction and images: Michael Roberts
Styling: Andrea Tenerani
Model: Evandro Soldati @ Ford Models Sao Paulo
All outfits: Dolce & Gabbana F/W 2008/09
Milan, April 2008