Drones ‘walked’ the runway for Dolce & Gabbana (yep, really)

FASHION is going hi-tech ... so much so, it doesn't even need models anymore.

Dolce & Gabbana opened its show in Milan today with remote-control drones strutting (or should that be hovering) above the catwalk.

It left the front row, including American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, absolutely stunned.

Drone ‘models’ carried Dolce & Gabbana’s new season handbags down the runway. Picture: AP
Drone ‘models’ carried Dolce & Gabbana’s new season handbags down the runway. Picture: AP

Before the show had started, guests were instructed turn off the wi-fi on their phones, to prevent int

erference with the devices' control systems. Then, drones appeared carrying D&G handbags and appearing to hold a "communion Host", according to Vogue.

The bizarre show led The Cut to declare: "Being human is so last season".

 

She’s not a drone! Hailey Baldwin also modelled for D&G. Picture: AFP
She’s not a drone! Hailey Baldwin also modelled for D&G. Picture: AFP

The runway presentation started 45 minutes late, prompting some impatient fashion-types to storm off, according to reports.

When actual living, breathing models including Hailey Baldwin made an appearance on the runway, they sported black lace, figure-hugging black dresses, veils and references to traditional Catholic attire from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana's latest line, dubbed "Fashion Devotion".

Hailey Baldwin saw stripes in TommyXGigi. Picture: AFP
Hailey Baldwin saw stripes in TommyXGigi. Picture: AFP

The collection included pieces emblazoned with the slogans "Love is Love" and "Fashion is Beauty", with lots of crosses and crowns and priest-inspired dresses.

The night before, Dolce & Gabbana held a secret show at a venue in downtown Milan, attended by models and millennials wearing crystal-covered party dress and playsuits.

Gigi’s younger sister Bella Hadid also modelled in the Tommy x Gigi show. Picture: AP
Gigi’s younger sister Bella Hadid also modelled in the Tommy x Gigi show. Picture: AP

Also in Milan, Tommy Hilfiger presented his final collaboration with supermodel Gigi Hadid, dubbed TommyNow Drive.

"I feel like this collection is one that I really feel that I learned the most with," Hadid said.

TH x GH. Picture: AP
TH x GH. Picture: AP

She opened the show, and also closed it, walking at the end with Hilfiger.

While this show marked the end of the hugely successful TommyXGigi collaboration, Hilfiger said they would "always be close".

Tommy’s girl! Gigi Hadid. Picture: AFP
Tommy’s girl! Gigi Hadid. Picture: AFP

 

Who needs models? Not D&G. Picture: AFP
Who needs models? Not D&G. Picture: AFP
Drones carrying handbags fly over the stage. Picture: AFP
Drones carrying handbags fly over the stage. Picture: AFP
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