Dolce & Gabbana‘s Alta Moda 2022 show took place last weekend, with a four-day-long event in Sicily, packed with exclusive events attended by clients and friends of the brand. This Alta Moda show was exceptional since Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce were celebrating its tenth year in production. Since launching in 2012, The designers have grown their client list by 650% by offering exquisite made-to-order clothing year after year, which blends iconic Italian imagery with full-blown fantasy. The designers pulled out all the stops for the clothing displayed during the Alta Moda shows, and the events for its tenth anniversary were no different. From its star-studded guest list to a concert held in a 5th-century BC Greek theatre, here are all of the best moments from Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda 2022 show.

Mariah Carey showed up with the designers

Mariah Carey entered Siracusa’s main Piazza Duomo with Stefano and Domenico for Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda 2022 show. The legendary singer kicked off the show with her custom D&G gown that was made to look like Sicilian tiles, which was embroidered by hand using Swarovski crystals. Carey looked like the queen of the evening, wearing a jewel embellished tiara while walking in with the designers.

the guests dressed in Alta Moda

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce flew out celebrities, models, and entertainers to celebrate the tenth year of Alta Moda. To do so properly, the designers dressed them in clothing from the Alta Moda collection and broader D&G merchandise. Standout moments include model Lupita Nyong’o in a custom Dolce & Gabbana mini dress and Drew Barrymore in a pink pleated gown with sculptural flowers around her neckline.

Stefano and Domenico hosted at a 13th-century castle

The designers hosted an al fresco dinner party for the last evening of the Alta Moda celebration at the 13th-century Castello Maniace. It was an extravagant event filled with traditional Italian food, dessert, and decor. A dance party followed the dinner, where Ciara gave an impromptu performance of her song “1, 2 Step,” and guests danced until the twilight hours of the evening.

tender mother-daughter moments

Supermodel Heidi Klum watched her daughter, Leni Klum, 18, walk for Dolce & Gabbana’s Atla Moda 2022 show. The proud mother posted a video of her daughter as she strode across the Piazza Duomo in a black corset and miniskirt with the caption “BRAVO @leniklum ❤️🥰🚀” and shared a sweet “good luck” post before.

the models wore outfits inspired by Sicilian widows

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce turned to the widows of Sicily for inspiration while creating their latest collection. The designers used visual cues like black lace, sheer veils, and roses to complete the look and added details relating to religious iconography to strengthen this message.