DOLCE & GABBANA FALL WINTER 2018-19

Dolce & Gabbana's Fall 2018 ad campaign is here, and it's just as much a riot of color, texture and pattern as fans of the brand would expect. Oh, and it's chock-full of millennials and celebrity offspring, continuing the brand's preferred casting theme of seasons past. 

Shot by longtime D&G collaborators the Morelli brothers on location in Rome, the womenswear campaign plays up prototypical Roman scenarios. First, there's the food: models eating pasta or posing in front of a gelato stand. Then, there's the places: models depicted in front of the Trevi fountain or the Colosseum. Next, there's the tourists: models hanging out with folks who look convincingly like people the photographer might have plucked off a street corner on their way to visit the Sistine chapel. (There's also a few guys who appear to be street performers dressed up as Roman gladiators sprinkled in there, because why not.)

While the womenswear campaign seems to employ more traditional models, the menswear campaign relies on a tried-and-true Dolce & Gabbana tactic: The casting of young royalty from outside the fashion realm, many of whom are the children of stars