Dolce&Gabbana Women’s Spring 2014 Ad Campaign

Posted on January 31, 2014

Dolce&Gabbana Spring Summer 2014 Advertising Campaign photographed by Domenico Dolce.





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  • KateShouldBeWorking

    None of these people appear to be in the same place at the same time.

    • barbarienne

      Check the shadows on the ground. In most cases, you’re absolutely right! It’s particularly obvious in #9, where the woman in the foreground on the right, and the guy in the background just to her left, have shadows pointing in completely different directions.

      • Lori

        This looks like it wasn’t a new shoot at all, but instead they just did a cut & paste from their last several campaigns to make a new picture. It’s a collage, not a photo.

        • sleepycat

          Give that is what they do with the clothes each season, I’m not surprised.

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        You’ve got eagle eyes! And here I thought it was just weird art direction.

        • barbarienne

          I run the production department at a publishing company. It’s my job to spot that sort of thing. 🙂

      • Alyssa

        I feel like they should be smart enough to photoshop that out…

    • I certainly hope they weren’t, because otherwise the model in the gold in the first picture is about to grab Tony Ward’s crotch.

  • MilaXX

    Meh, it’s better than another collection full of widow’s lace.

    • Tracy_Flick

      I think I’d take widow’s lace over tourist-shop-souvenir-tea-towel. Though not by much.

      • AmeliaEve

        I have that souvenir tea towel from the cathedral at Cefalu, near Palermo.

    • Jade Wombat

      At least the Italian widows are having fun this year.

      • leahpapa

        The Italian widows on holiday in Tuscany, where they find some illiterate tramps to defile, dress in slightly less mournful but still overwrought weeds, and still find things to yell about (because they’re Italian, see?!). Call it “How Benedetta Got Her Groove Back.”

  • Tracy_Flick

    Don’t people normally buy the food prior to the party?

    • YoungSally

      They arranged to have the food from the men’s advert brought over by the vendors from the men’s ad.

      • quiltrx

        Hey, Tony came along to help pick out the fish, so I can’t blame them.

  • HM3

    I’m sure everyone is sick of the Italian Countryside photo shoot, but I’m not! One rarely sees a model anywhere near carbs–yet here it is! 😉
    Love the clothes. I’m a D&G fan.

    • Tracy_Flick

      I’m not sure they’re eating so much as…. pantomiming. Ahem.

      • mshesterp

        Definitely the best part of this shoot is pretending the models eat Italian food like crusty loaves of bread. Oh D&G, you scamps!

    • kimmeister

      Of all the items displayed here, I am most drawn to the carbs.

    • Mary229

      I love the clothes. I love the Italian Countryside. But I just can’t with this shoot mainly because not one of these models looks remotely Italian. They all have perfect little cookie cutter noses and faces. If ads want to celebrate the Italian lifestyle and Italian food, would it kill them to choose some models who actually look ethnic and have some more meat on them?

  • Synnamin

    dunno. It just looks so… stiff, like a pile of plastic food extrapolated into a movie shot.

  • decormaven

    The only thing I draw from this campaign is if I wear D&G, I will be struck with inexplicably running around and saying “Ciao! Ciao!”

  • Beardslee

    Not as much phallic imagery as the men’s photo spread (which was hilarious) but I still see some. Lots of round produce in the women’s collection, I see. And what does the kid mean? Hmm, no horns, so no cuckolding. Any ideas?
    And I like the purses.

  • In_Stitches

    I fully expect Joe Mangianello at his next premiere to be carrying both a fish and a goat.

    This touches on the weird double standard when it comes to expectations of men and women at press conferences and on the carpet; it’s just in style for men to be more ‘real’; to be wearing clothes of laborers. Women are supposed to be aspirational, men are supposed to be humble men of the people.

    • demidaemon

      Sounds pretty Italian to me. So, spot on, maybe?

  • Her poor, polka dotted boobs…!

  • Jacob Bowen

    I feel bad for the model in pic #3 cause her boobs look squished! Aren’t clothes in ad campaigns supposed to fit?

  • Jecca2244

    i actually like D and G’s ultra Italian “schtick.” i like the black lace and high skirts and Renaissance touches. But i don’t think the movement of the models really works here.

    • Mary229

      I like it too. But I’d like it more if they used more models who actually looked Italian more often.

  • Missy

    “Now you. In the back. FLAMENCO!”

  • CB

    This is kind of random but it makes me smile so overall thumbs up! And that coin dress in the first shot is amazing!

    • RL McGruder

      I am always tickled by these ad campaigns! I want to go to there!

  • Ramon Figueroa

    Those models were looking at that food with a combination of desire and horror…

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Models eating bread. Who’d a thunk it??

  • KinoEye

    It’s the female version of the Sicilian Mafia wedding a few weeks ago. I liked the boys’ spread more. They seemed a lot more enthusiastic about the mountains of food before them.

    • demidaemon

      I like your story better than the one these models were probably given.

  • hughman

    Tony Ward is obviously harboring a portrait of himself in the attic or he’s struck a deal with the Devil (Madonna).

    • JauntyJohn

      Honestly, my first thought upon seeing him was, “Oh! Tony Ward! Wow, he looks amazing… and it’s nice to see him getting work.”

      • quiltrx

        D & G spreads make me all happy, because I get to play Where’s Waldo–The Tony Ward version. And they cut us a break and put him in the very first pic, too!

  • SewingSiren

    The model in the first picture hasn’t eaten bread in so long , she has obviously forgotten how it’s done.

  • deelup

    That’s exactly the sort of stance and outfit I sport when chomping down on a baguette…

  • crash1212

    I love D&G photo campaigns. I always want to be invited to that party.

  • Missy

    I love how the model in the first pic is like, “I am going to eat the shit out of this bread! Screw you, agency! CAAAAARBS!!!!”

  • Joanna

    This is almost as good as the men’s campaign. The ladies look like they are legitimately having fun with this!

  • Trickytrisha

    I, for one, am getting a wee bit weary of the whole “Omg, we’re Italian” shtick. Pretty people, pretty clothes, pretty repetitive.

    • demidaemon

      Hey, it’s on brand!

  • Blair Sylvester

    Yes we get it you are italian you have bread and tomatoes and fish.

  • a_liking

    wow, few things inspire such immediate and intense revulsion in me as this spread does.

  • random_poster

    I just want to be on that patio, wherever it is, and it has nothing to do with the models. I bet that view is gorgeous.

  • JimMcC

    Lady on the left in picture 4 is laughing maniacally at the lady in #1 forced to consume carbs. That laugh screams, “Better you than me!”

  • Jean Beaton Leavitt

    Blue faux fur shorts…out.

  • kimmeister

    The shot of the gal in the floral glasses frames is creepily like the framed art in my optometrist’s office.

  • YoungSally

    Nice it still has the same creepy twink guy who was in the men’s advert.

    • quiltrx

      I hope they realize how much joy that guy has given us, and he is back to bring more levity to the future collections’ proceedings.

  • Pennymac

    These shots are giving off a Next Top Model realness.

    • marlie

      I wish I could “like” this a dozen times.

  • Beth

    The D&G men’s campaign had some great older men, which I appreciated. Where are the great older women?

  • quiltrx

    I will take one Tony, and one embossed black bag, please.

  • Big Bear

    Like she’s ever eaten bread.

  • the guy with the phallic baguette in the first photo….and the fish monger! always love these ads. they just get better.

  • dashwoodstole

    I am so bored of this. We know you’re from Italy guys, drop it. Although the models pretending to eat are hilarious.

  • demidaemon

    There is a LOT of vamping here. A LOT. The guys are way more attractive to me, but that may just be my natural bias.

  • irielle

    I like the individual photos but the group photos seemed very much like what you’d get on America’s Next Top Model.

  • cowper

    I like the one with lady admonishing the camera in her bra and slip. If you took a picture of me in a bra and slip, I’d be admonishing you too.

  • Gatto Nero

    Irritating stereotypes.

  • formerlyAnon

    Most of the boys want those other boys that just left, back. And are not nearly as entertained as the girls, perhaps because the girls have taken some kind of party drugs, because *they* are all kinds of too happy to be there. Though there are a few cute dresses mixed in with awkward and the underwear.

  • Michael Wightman

    I love any ad where Mr. Tony Ward shows up. My reaction is always visceral. Ugh.