For the first time, discover the inspiration, creative process and craftsmanship behind dolce&gabbana’s one-of-a-kind creations

A groundbreaking new exhibition

Take a journey into the minds of two of the fashion world’s most celebrated designers in the first ever exhibition of the brand’s most revered pieces, tracing the translation of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s ideas from the heart through to their realization, by hand.

Running from 7 April to 31 July at the Palazzo Reale, Milan, From the Heart to the Hands: Dolce&Gabbana is promoted by the Municipality of Milan – Culture and produced by Palazzo Reale in partnership with IMG.

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The dreams behind the designs

An immersive exploration into the narrative behind Dolce&Gabbana’s couture collections, the exhibition invites you to participate in the artistic process of bringing their creations to life, from the dream to dress.

Discover the sources that spark the designers’ inspiration and learn about the intricate craftsmanship that goes into the final pieces, embodying the values of Fatto a Mano – or hand-made. Featuring one-off items from their Alta Moda, Alta Sartoria and Alta Gioielleria collections, each room of the exhibition will display Dolce&Gabbana’s bespoke creations against a backdrop of spectacular installations that plunge you into the heart of their world.

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"Step into the world of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, where magic and fantasy, legend and reality intertwine"

Florence Müller, exhibition curator

A love letter to Italian culture

The expansive sources of Dolce&Gabbana’s inspiration unfold before you as you move from room to room, each space an homage to a facet of Italian culture that has informed their work.

Spanning art to architecture, the topography of cities to music, ballet to opera, each theme is simultaneously rooted in the two founders’ abiding love of traditional craftsmanship, their Italian heritage, and passion for la dolce vita. 

Plus, woven into the exhibition will be work by visual artists created in dialogue with Dolce&Gabbana’s celebrated designs.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Plan your visit

From the Heart to the Hands: Dolce&Gabbana runs Sunday 7 April – Wednesday 31 July and will be open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am – 7.30pm. On Thursdays, the exhibition is open late until 10.30pm.

On Thursdays and Fridays from 4pm – 6pm, witness the creation of new Dolce&Gabbanna pieces up close and in person with the tailors live at work within the exhibition, and experience the future of fashion in the making.

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Discover how Florence Müller, art and fashion historian, worked closely with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to bring the exhibition to life.

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