On July 15th, the Humanitas University campus briefly transformed from an enclave of medical learning to an epicenter of high fashion. The designer pair Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who have been collaborating with the scientific director of Humanitas Research Hospital Alberto Mantovani on a Covid-19 research project since February, have chosen this unorthodox setting to show their new male collection to over 250 of their well-dressed guests. With Milan fashion week cancelled, the fashion house has been one of the very few to run an offline fashion show, their confidence boosted by the very location chosen. The designers, continuing their long-standing collaboration with Pr. Mantovani and Humanitas, have financed back in February Pr. Montovani’s important research into the response of the immune system to the new coronavirus infection. With this exceptional event, both the fashion house and Humanitas emphasize the undeniable relevance of Pr. Mantovani’s scientific work in these months and the importance of this collaboration.

Undoubtedly, the Humanitas University campus performed its role as a catwalk venue successfully: its 25,000 square meters of green spaces were able to accommodate the guests with no risks to social distancing. The ample area was able to house numerous personnel – male models, florists, photographers and a band performing live music – who all then agreed to donate a portion of their compensation for the event to Humanitas research projects. The common goal of eradicating Covid-19 truly transcends industries, as vividly demonstrated by the Dolce&Gabbana and Humanitas bond.

You can enjoy the show on Dolce&Gabbana Youtube channel.