Here’s What Your Favourite Nigerian Celebs Could Have Worn To Alta Moda
Over the past week, the internet was abuzz with the style and sightings at Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda fashion show. For this year’s couture show– one of the biggest since lockdown restrictions were lifted– Domenico and Stefano called on a bevy of A-list stars to help celebrate the new collection, pulling everyone from Jennifer Lopez, Ciara, and Diddy to Megan Thee Stallion, Normani, and Saweetie.
The stars didn’t miss a beat, wearing the brand’s archival looks that were famed for their whimsy and high-stakes glamour. On our Nigerian red carpets, these are style cues everyone can agree on, so we put together a list of some of the Alta Moda-worthy ensembles our stars would have worn to the Italian show.
While Nancy may have donned this custom Somo By Somo piece for The Voice Nigeria’s July live shows, she just as easily could have worn this to Alta Moda. The bodice of the dress glimmers just as bright as the stars at the show.
The storied Milanese label is known for its avant-garde capes and coats. The soul music icon’s cobalt blue cinching jumpsuit fits right in with that aesthetic, with a silk jersey cape that goes on and on.
D&G’s love for sculpting hourglass Italian bodies can definitely be seen in celebrity dietician Lilo’s sequined dress. Designed by Lola Baej, the slinky dress sports edgy shoulder pads and a ruffled applique, making it less minimal and more high stakes.
For her 2021 birthday festivities, the superstar actress rocked an asymmetrical frock styled by Sevon Dejana, with dramatic sleeves that echoed D&G dresses from the late 2000’s. This would’ve been an excellent pick alongside the avant-garde runway pieces.
The model and actor’s Neona by Juliana dress would be a perfect match for the Venetian architecture and glamorous D&G show. We love how stylist Ikechukwu Urum used varying green tones to highlight both the accessories and dress.
Never one to put a foot wrong, Vimbai’s ball gown is fit for a princess. One of the most memorable looks from the Nigerian premiere of Oceans 8, Vimbai’s Gert Johan-Coetzee’s dress matches the super glamorous feel of the Venice Alta Moda show!
Nengi’s fully embellished XBL dress was a vision to see on our collective timelines. Embodying the drama and excess of D&G Alta Moda and highlighting the best aspects of the global star’s figure, it’s a show-stopping look for a high octane event.
A head-turning look at AY’s 50th birthday, it’s also a look the AMVCA winner could easily wear to Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda shows. The heavily embellished Lady Beellionaire Luxury dress is in line with the brand’s love for black and gold and the slit is the perfect balance between demure and sultry.
Originally worn on the set of cultural behemoth, King of Boys: The Sequel, it’s a no-brainer pick for the grand dame herself to wear to the Alta Moda shows. Finely crafted, embellished to the heavens and topped with the most royal looking headgear, it’s a Milanese vision of excess in the best way.
Tacha definitely steals the show in this flesh-toned sequined look by XBL. For Alta Moda, this finely sculpted dress utilises jewels to make a bold statement, a territory the global influencer is very familiar with. It’s also one that the designers would most adore.