• carlaaxtman

    Someone needs to give those women a steak, STAT. There is some serious emaciation happening under a lot of beautiful clothes.

    • PastryGoddess

      Uncles T and Lo have asked us not to comment on the bodies inside of the clothes

  • Karen Belgrad

    The lead model needs to work on variety in her facial expressions (especially the mouth)

    • anyalama

      “Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid” – Hedy Lamarr

      • DTLAFamilies

        Hedy Lamarr, complete badass and total genius Fixed that for you.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      I’m getting a strong Patsy Stone vibe here.

      • StellaZafella

        …and Eddie just entered wearing la Croix!

      • librarygrrl64

        YES! Her grimace looks just like Patsy’s fake smiles to Saffy when she wants something. :-D

      • Darva Sutra

        YES! Bolly/Stoli everyone! Seriously love a lot of the pieces esp the purses, jewelry & tweed. WTF is going on in this shoot? We need to write a story to go along with the pictures

        • MoHub

          Except that we need to find an alternative, non-Russian vodka until the literal gay-bashing stops.

        • KateShouldBeWorking

          Judging by her face, I’d say a sewer explosion 20ft off-camera.

    • nowlo

      She does the same thing with her mouth/teeth that Jessica Pare does. It’s kind of distracting.

      • Kristin McNamara

        To me, whoever that model is looks like if Jessica Pare and Nelly Furtado had a baby. I legitimately thought it was Nelly for the first dozen photos or so…

    • annrr

      Her Blue Thunder needs less teeth

    • Funkykatt

      She needs to read Augusten Burroughs’ story about his days at Barbizon Modeling School.

    • stephbellard

      She’s baring her fangs like it means passion. Or like she’s Jessica Pare.

  • hughman

    Darling, you sip the wine at confession. You don’t grab the chalice, slug it down and then hit on the priests.

    • Lucía Gavello

      Oh Hughman, but have you SEEN those priests?

    • formerlyAnon

      Well, in an ideal world . . .

    • Monabel

      Why ever not?

  • MsOlympia

    That one model consistently looks like she’s trying so hard to make her Serious Opera Diva debut, but the stench of the peasants around her is just too much.

  • SewingSiren

    The pictures are corny as hell, but I love the clothes and would pretty much wear them all. Especially love those floral mens shoes.

  • WendyD

    As much as I loathe smoking, why do I feel like you can’t give me this much “Italian” without at least half the people smoking?

  • MilaXX

    So, none of the women can make eye contact with anyone?

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I want the flower shoes so bad!

    • ItsDicey

      Soooo digging those shoes.

  • Shawn EH

    What are those prostitutes doing to those altar boys?

  • bertkeeter

    I’ve seen this movie…..sad ending!

  • Tatiana Luján

    I love the concept, but what the hell is the main model doing with her mouth?

    • kimmeister

      Trying to keep the mouthful of wine she just swigged from leaking out?

      • Tatiana Luján

        That was the image I had in mind.

    • StellaZafella

      It’s the Italian for “Duck Lips”

      • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

        brilliant.

      • veleri

        ehr, not really :D
        unfortunately we are surrounded by real duck lips. so sad.

    • veleri

      I know, she is always doing that thing with her mouth. I kinda think that’s her “signature” or something. :/

      • Tatiana Luján

        yuck!

  • nannypoo

    Who are these angst-ridden people? I want to be one of them.

    • Qitkat

      Not me!

    • formerlyAnon

      Oh hell no. This is the family you marry into in haste and repent doing so at leisure.

  • crash1212

    It’s like a story! Don’t care much for the clothes…but LOVE that red bag.

  • Jenna Chapman

    … TEETH.

  • embers618

    It looks like they passed out the plots to four different movies at random to the different people in the shoot for inspiration, and then grouped them indiscriminately for the photos.

    • demidaemon

      I would edit that to make it “porno” movies. These look like the stills for the first scenes of a porno involving Italian widows and priests.

      • formerlyAnon

        Don’t forget the nun lurking in the background in a couple of the photos.

    • mlle

      I would watch the movie about glamorous Italians hanging out in a courtyard (based on 4, 9)

  • iheartbuffy

    standard. I’m not sure I could tell the difference between this one and the 2009 ones

    • Let it out

      I thought this *was* the 2009 collection. Or any of the other recent Italian widow collections. Same silhouettes, same hair, same jewelry, same location. Yawn.

  • Aurumgirl

    It’s the funeral collection this time around.

  • alyce1213

    Production stills from a musical comedy, takes place at an Italian funeral.

    • Nicole Walraven

      exactly. thank you. all that kept running through my mind was “funeral” and then “Grease?”. you nailed it so succinctly.

    • Aurumgirl

      In the local cathedral’s bordello.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Same old clothes but I love this movie…

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    WHAT is she doing with her face? It’s like she’s trying to hide prosthetic vampire teeth!

  • arden

    I kind of like the drama. The last shot is my favorite.

  • Little_Olive

    The model is… an extra in Twilight?

  • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

    I didn’t know Dolce & Gabbana were Italian.

    (there really needs to be a sarcasm font)

  • Synnae

    I want every single dress worn by Monica Belluci in this shoot. Right up my alley (I do sexy-ass Italian widow really well)

  • StellaZafella

    I want to see this Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta!

    • MoHub

      No. Less G&S and more Puccini.

      • StellaZafella

        To each her own but when I see this many prettyyoungskinnyvirile men in tapestry shoes and coats…I see G&S. Like a really twisted Italian take on the Mikado… ;>)

        • MoHub

          Well, maybe The Gondoliers, but those are some very wealthy contadine!

        • formerlyAnon

          Ahem. Whilst leaning toward G&S, myself, let us not quibble and stray from the point of this theoretical theatrical production:

          “prettyyoungskinnyvirile men in tapestry shoes and coats”

  • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

    I seriously covet the eyebrows on the model wearing the crown. They are perfect.

    • CPK1

      now if only she could close her mouth

  • formerlyAnon

    Go through these, ignoring the figures who are in the foreground/the focal point. Instead, examine the facial expressions of the background figures.
    Hilarious.

    • JuliaInBlack

      Heh. I like to do that too and make up my own captions. One of my perennial faves is (sorry for the low humour) “Who farted?” which works for a lot of these shots.

  • conniemd

    Now that vampires have been mentioned, I can’t unsee the lead model opening her mouth wider to reveal her fanged molars.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    In the picture with the crown, the model looks a little derp-dee-derp to me. That sultry facial expression comes off laughable.

  • formerlyAnon

    There’s a higher than usual ratio of things I’d like to see again in this one. The b&w floral men’s shoes? Awesome.

  • DominoEstella

    I love those red lace swingy dresses. So beautiful.

  • kmk05

    …Is this Four Funerals and a Wedding?

    I adore the swingy red dresses, and the coats are to die for. I wish women had waistcoats too! I am desiring the men’s suits something fierce.

  • appliquer

    Love the guys flower shoes!

  • Meredith

    But the lace all looks hot and stiff.

  • Louise Bryan

    Sorry, but was this done at Mme. Tussauds? The people don’t look real, really.

  • Blair Sylvester

    Aren’t there a few (dozen) shots too many? I mean I know the D&G aesthetic doesn’t include the words minimalism in any sense but there are at least twenty shots

  • acevedob

    Premise: “my big anorexic Italian family…without facial expressions”!!

  • Nicole Little

    The clothes and the photographs tell a congruous story.

  • Pedro Sorenson

    Love. Those expressions are disquieting and compelling in the best way — and sure to attract attention in crowded fashion rags.

  • librarygrrl64

    D&G always does such fun and crazy shoots. This one leans toward crazy. But I would cut a bitch for that red coat.

  • Kirstin McAulay

    Such a shame the poor girl had to borrow misfitting dentures… still the crown made up for it.

  • Stacy C

    Don’t cry for them Argentina.

  • MK03

    That is one bitchin’ funeral.

  • KayEmWhy

    Forget that models I’d die for that red purse.

  • quiltrx

    I feel like every D & G campaign is the same lately, just different clothes ‘shopped in. Especially those near the top against the wall.
    I covet each and every bag, BTW.

  • Reality TV Casting

    where was this filmed? it looks So familiar!!

  • DCSheehan

    It looks like they’re all waiting for a bus.

  • stephbellard

    Utterly lame.

  • altissima

    In every shot, that woman looks as though she’s just done, or just smelled, a fart!

  • veleri

    oh my, what were they thinking?!

  • queen b*tch

    Is it meant to be this funny?!

  • Terry

    Overall, the women’s outfits are fabulous particularly that red coat. I can’t help thinking, though, that those floral men’s shoes look like clown shoes.

  • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

    The men look great in these photos, except they look like they’re no more than 20 years old. Who could wear these women’s clothing? Maybe a model or celeb on a magazine cover. Most of this fabric looks very rich. Who wants a royal face that covers most of the dress bodice? Who could wear all this red? Tent dresses came in and left in the 60s. They looked great on girls with small boobs and nice legs. Very few women have small boobs these days.

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    The clothes are beautiful, but this is the most awfully-staged campaign I have ever seen. That model is horrific.

    • carnush

      She looks like the cat lady. Talk about crazy eyes!

      • Sara Brams-Miller

        I used to call Stephanie Seymour the Cat Lady. I never did like her much.

  • Carleenml

    I think I would actually love a cheapo, rip-off version t-shirt of the mosaics.

  • AmeliaEve

    They have done it before and they’ll do it again. I can’t help myself. I love this stuff.

  • hellkell

    “Picture it, Sicily, 1958…”

  • rissa42210

    The ringleader one is giving me… teeth. Also, this line is repetitive of their last. I’m bored.

  • elemspbee

    Love the clothes, but these ladies are not face models, or maybe they are if they weren’t asked to expressed. the thumbnail pic for this entry is frightening. must unsee!!!

  • marlie

    Pretty clothes, but there’s something really off-putting about the main female model’s expression.

  • kategs

    I want every single one of those coats!

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    So, what do you think the story is with this shoot? Do you think the priest was just vested (or whatever the last step of priesthood is) and his family is there to celebrate. His childhood girlfriend though is non too pleased and keeps making emotional outbursts, which in turn embarrasses the rest of the family and ignites shouting matches. In the end the girlfriend goes from man to man trying to mend her broken heart and ends up getting some sweet swag and coats along the way.

  • clairellis

    It’s like the opposite of duck face.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    *Sigh….* My Pretty For the Day. Thank you, Uncles!

  • Coleen

    Is that Monica Bellucci in some of those photos? Because if so, she needed to be the focus of this damn ad campaign, not Italian Jessica Pare.

  • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com cheekypinky

    I love the Byzantine mosaic dresses so badly it makes my heart hurt.