Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Harry off to D&G and Order Your Debbie T-Shirt Now

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Harry off to D&G and Order Your Debbie T-Shirt Now

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Byline: LAURA CRAIK

LAST season's D&G show was a feverish homage to the Material Girl featuring stetsons, ra-ras and "I love Madonna" T-shirts. But Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are too canny to worship at the altar of one icon for too long - even if that icon is the most famous female on the planet.

Despite being responsible for the entire look of Madge's tour last year, including those famous rhinestone hipsters, this season's Dolce&Gabbana show was a Madonna-free zone.

So who has replaced Mrs Ritchie in D&G's affections? Could it be Jennifer Lopez, whose club remix of "Love Don't Cost a Thing" kick-started the show?

Could it be Pink, the fuchsia-haired rapper whose ditty "You Make Me Sick" brought the show to its climax?

While both ladies would no doubt look fiendishly sexy in D&G's black leather pencil skirts and full-length white fur coats, they're not quite on the money this season. For autumn 2001, Dolce and Gabbana have travelled further back in time to find the latest muse for their diffusion line: way, way back to the early Eighties.

Hold on to your lipgloss, girls, and prepare for a Debbie Harry revival.

If the diamante-studded "French Kiss by Debbie" T-shirt didn't give it away, then the skintight "Debbie Debbie Debbie" T-shirt did. …

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