From September 2nd-4th, Giusto Manetti Battiloro gold leaf brought extra sparkle to dresses, architecture, foods and faces at the grand event organised in Florence by Dolce&Gabbana, to present the new High Jewellery, Haute Couture and High-End Fashion collections. After visiting the headquarters, discovering the secrets of the ancient art of goldbeating and meeting the Manetti family, which has nurtured this tradition for over 400 years, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana decided to work with all of the Giusto Manetti Battiloro brands and product ranges, including Gold Chef edible gold and Beauty Gold cosmetic gold.
The collaboration between the Milanese fashion house and the historic Florentine company has created quite a few surprises. The most iconic was a precious lace gown that was fully gilded with 24 carat gold leaf. Manetti gold leaf was also featured at the entrance to the gala evening with an 80 square metre carpet completely covered in Manetti gold leaf. But the dinner also had its own divine light. Held in the loggia of Villa Bardini, the gala dinner was designed to evoke the splendour of the most sumptuous Renaissance banquets; every course and every drink was decorated with Gold Chef edible gold.
At the conclusion of the main event, each guest received an exclusive gift. Inspired by the main theme of the show, setting and dinner, each guest received a Gold Mask Kit, the exclusive cosmetic gold leaf facial treatment by Beauty Gold. This beautiful kit includes 24K gold leaf and under-eye patches. The guests loved it so much so that their eyes began to sparkle almost more than the gold itself.