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Celebrating Teatro alla Scala’s Giselle

Dolce&Gabbana and Teatro alla Scala share a deep passion for high drama and decadent design that goes back years. Last January, the glorious Alte Artigianalità event – the pinnacle of Dolce&Gabbana’s artistry –  took place in the famous theater in Milan. Two years ago, principal dancer etoile Roberto Bolle walked Dolce&Gabbana’s Alta Moda show also at the 18th century theater.

Some of that Milanese glamour made its way to the U.S. when South Coast Plaza, Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Dolce&Gabbana hosted a reception for Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company’s production of Giselle, followed by a private dinner.

Roberto, who’s spotted frequently at the design house’s runway shows, wore a black jacket with an embroidered bee on the lapel, a black and white dotted shirt and black pants, all by Dolce&Gabbana, of course. He told us the designers’ jackets and shirts fit him effortlessly straight off the hanger.  We agreed, taking note that his jacket’s cut was perfect for his dancer’s physique. Joining him was Teatro alla Scala guest artist and Southern California native Misty Copeland.

Later in the week, the festivities continued when South Coast Plaza hosted dinner for the Teatro Alla Scala cast at Antonello Ristorante after the opening night performance. As usual, the highlight of the evening was the cast dancing nonstop to the DJ’s music.