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Dolce & Gabbana's Alta Moda party

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Sophia Loren at Dolce & Gabbana's Alta Moda show

Four days of fun-filled celebrations turned Naples into the playground of fashion’s movers and shakers early last month when Dolce & Gabbana hosted its Alta Artigianalità events in the southern Italian city.

Things kicked off with a presentation of the label’s high-jewellery collection in the 19th-century Villa Pignatelli, followed the day after by the Alta Moda womenswear show, held in one of Naples’ quaintest streets, San Gregorio Armeno, and attended by legendary actress Sophia Loren.

On the last day, after a trip to the island of Procida, festivities culminated with yet another party, aptly named “Mambo Italiano”, at which Dolce & Gabbana clients and guests showed off their moves clad in the house’s signature colourful prints.