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This past weekend, the Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana staged a multi-day extravaganza to début its latest Alta Moda line—over-the-top, one-off sartorial creations that are presented biannually in a series of lavish runway shows and then readily snapped up by attending members of the international monied set. Since the first collection was introduced, in 2012, Alta Moda events have taken place mostly in Italy. (In 2015, Rebecca Mead wrote about a Dante-, Homer-, and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”-themed iteration in Portofino.) This time, the designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana decided to stage the festivities in New York, where they were joined by hundreds of clients—from such places as the Middle East, South America, Russia, and, perhaps most prominently, China—who were prepared to spend a king’s ransom for a piece of Dolce & Gabbana’s sequin-encrusted fantasy.

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