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Dolce & Gabbana
"Kit Harington"
60s
14 September 2017
UK Fashion Labels

Dolce & Gabbana pursue the Game of Thrones crowd with this 60” oddity. Kit Harington mingles with Italian townspeople for no discernable reason, shimmying dangerously close to dad dance territory. The companion ad features his GoT co-star, Emilia Clarke - let’s just say season eight can’t come soon enough.

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Dolce & Gabbana
"Kit Harington"
60s
14 Sep 2017
Dolce & Gabbana pursue the Game of Thrones crowd with this 60” oddity. Kit Harington mingles with Italian townspeople for no discernable reason, shimmying dangerously close to dad dance territory. The companion ad features his GoT co-star, Emilia Clarke - let’s just say season eight can’t come soon enough.

Dolce & Gabbana
"Emilia Clarke"
60s
12 Sep 2017
This baffling ad from Dolce & Gabbana stars one of the most famous actresses in the world... and they do nothing with her. Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke looks vaguely lost as she hangs around with some partying locals, who might as well be celebrating her presence for how nondescript the event is. It all feels slightly colonial and strange... and has nothing to do with perfume.

Dolce & Gabbana
"Light Blue"
45s
14 Dec 2016
This Dolce & Gabbana commercial set in the Alps offers some questionable skiwear suggestions. Model Bianca Balti and professional hunk David Gandy play with fire (well, frostbite) by skiing in lingerie and light cardigans. The clapper board suggests they've been out in the cold for a while - best nail the next take lest their lips and unmentionables turn a shade of blue too.

Dolce & Gabbana
"Sophia Loren"
3 mins 10s
1 Feb 2016
81 year old Sophia Loren is joined by a quintet of strapping Italian stallions in this absurdly grandiose commercial for Dolce & Gabbana. They renovate a magnificent mansion, restoring it to its former glory in unlikely fashion (mainly, it appears, by destroying a single internal wall). Presumably, its recovery stands as some kind of metaphor for the way VFX has been used to restore the looks of its elderly star.

Dolce & Gabbana
"Lemon Grove"
30s
6 Mar 2014
Some fragrant young Italians play out a romantic scene in a lemon grove in this half-decent perfume ad. 'Half-decent?' you splutter. Well, yes... any perfume that doesn't have some semi-naked woman spouting inanities while an unshaven lothario looks on smugly is such an advance on the norm that it must be considered worthy of celebration.

Dolce & Gabbana
"Street of Dreams"
1 min 35s
3 Dec 2013
The target audience probably lap this stuff up, and not even DAVID can deny the charisma of the performers or the skill of the director. And yet... it still leaves us wondering whether D&G's smelly stuff is as cheesy as the advertising. It seems such a shame that assembling talent like this should lead to something so asinine.

Dolce & Gabbana
"The One"
30s
25 Nov 2013
Matthew McConaughey and Scarlett Johannson snatch an afternoon together to visit memory lane before she has to get to the airport. It's good to see a bit of effort going into a perfume ad - we like how this assumes a back story we're not privy to (seek out the longer version for that) - even though, by its very nature, it's cheese on a stick.

Dolce & Gabbana
"Wedding"
20s
14 Sep 2012
A woman at a wedding either remembers a romantic encounter with fondness or fantasises about it... or both in this beautifully filmed commercial for a perfume from the Italian fashion house. There are moments in this ad where the male protagonist's behaviour crosses the line into sexual harassment but she doesn't seem to mind.

Dolce & Gabbana
"Ancient and Modern"
20s
7 Feb 2012
A man moves around the ruin of an ancient stadium looking like a gladiator of old... well, a rather unthreatening gladiator to say the least but he's stripped to the waist and has the kind of muscular definition on his torso favoured by magazines purporting to focus on men's health.

Dolce & Gabbana
"That's The One"
20s
10 Oct 2011
It's hard to know how Dolce & Gabbana feel about Scarlett Johansson's recent internet woes. In all likelihood, they were more pleased about it than she was because it has enhanced rather than harmed her image as a sexy young woman. Don't judge us for pointing this out.

Dolce & Gabbana
"Time"
20s
21 Nov 2010
This is a bit different. Although there's the pre-requisite number of beautiful young people in this film... for once, they're not behaving like dicks in a mansion. It's visually arresting and generates a beguiling energy with carefully crafted movement. Shame about the music though.

Dolce & Gabbana
"The One Gentleman"
20s
1 Oct 2010
Matthew McConaughey wanders through a house which looks like it was the site of an enormous party. He picks up a chair and drapes a coat over the slumbering form of a woman on the chaise longue. After watching this, you may hate him a little more than you did before.

Dolce & Gabbana
"The One"
30s
1 Dec 2009
Scarlett Johansson muses dreamily about her life... concluding that she's 'lucky'. Indeed she is... as anyone who has seen any of her films since the marvellous Lost In Translation can testify... she's lucky to still be working.

Dolce & Gabbana
"Ménage à Trois"
30s
9 Nov 2009
This is a bit saucy. A woman is spotted in a clinch with an attractive young man by another good-looking bloke. So what does he do? Joins in, of course. And then just as they're getting down and dirty, they are seen by another woman. How do you suppose she reacts.

Dolce & Gabbana
"Rose For One"
30s
21 Oct 2009
Scarlett Johansson rolls around on a bed as she reminisces in vague fashion about her love affairs. Obviously, she's not specific as the terms of DAVID's gagging order prevent her from revealing anything about their torrid time together.

Dolce & Gabbana
"Line Up"
30s
26 Aug 2009


Dolce & Gabbana
"Time"
30s
26 Nov 2008
A photogenic young couple are dashing through the airport but their progress is thwarted by various spillages designed to demonstrate how much D & G bling they each own. They then fall foul of airport security who are unsurprisingly put out by the way the alarms are being triggered.

Dolce & Gabbana
"Matthew McConaughey"
30s
20 May 2008


Dolce & Gabbana
"Time"
30s
23 Nov 2007
Fairly curious ad has a glamorous looking couple apparently on their way to a meeting in New York City. But instead of meeting each other, it turns out they are both meeting a lover of the same sex. Both couples then share an intimate embrace.

Dolce & Gabbana
"Light Blue"
30s
1 Jun 2007
An absurdly photogenic couple in an absurdly photogenic setting get it on aboard a small boat while operatic music fills the air. According to the clapperboard at the end this was Take Three of Scene Sixty-Nine... wonder if they were the right way around on the first two takes.

Dolce & Gabbana
"Watch"
30s
5 Dec 2006
If you are crass enough to buy a watch because of its label, you might as well go the whole hog and buy one with said designer label emblazoned in a vulgar fashion across the face of the watch. The bit where people climb through the split screen is quite clever but the soundtrack is annoying.

Dolce & Gabbana
"The One"
30s
12 Oct 2006
A model is prepared by a team of people as she is readied to stride down the runway at a fashion show where a bank of photographers will capture her image for publications around the World. Amidst the fury, she also gets a splash of D & G's scent.

Dolce & Gabbana
"Cinema Encounter"
30s
7 Apr 2003


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