Last night in a miraculously dry patch of Milan's timid rain, Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana took over Piazza della Scala and Palazzo Marino (Milan's City Hall, adjacent to Teatro alla Scala) to show the city what's what of men's fashion (teaser post here). Twenty years of success in such a fickle market is cause to celebrate, and Dolce & Gabbana's guest list ran deep: American celebs, foreign celebs, and everyone in between threw back hard liquor (Dolce & Gabbana's new "Martini Gold", poured from shiny golden bottles) and greeted Stefano & Domenico at the front entrance with Milan's mayor, Letizia Moratti.
Roberto Bolle was in attendance (and sat front row at the D&G show earlier that day), which makes us think that he'll soon join past & present D&G campaign-friendly faces like Madonna and Matthew McConaughey, no longer with Ferragamo, indoctrinated by fellow Italian ballerina, Eleonora Abbagnato, who was also in attendance last night. Later that evening, the VIPs of the VIPs joined D&G at their Gold restaurant in Piazza Risorgimento (that OC stops in frequently when she's in the area for delicious brioche and cappuccini)
Dolce & Gabbana, who are usually present at La Scala's prestigious opening nights on Sant'Ambrogio, blasted Verdi instead of the usual techno/house in a special tribute to the Italian composer.
Click for more photos of Bolle, Abbagnato, and the special Verdi program. You can also check out Milan babe Tamu of All The Pretty Birds, who was on site to capture an eloquent, stylish, and less cleavage-crass darling of the night.