Dolce & Gabbana Design Exclusive Wardrobes for Beyonce and Missy Elliott for the Verizon ``Ladies First'' Tour 2004

NEW YORK--()--March 23, 2004--Dolce & Gabbana takes center stage once more! Beyonce and Missy Elliott chose Dolce & Gabbana to create exclusive tour wardrobes for their separate performances that are part of the first ever Verizon "Ladies First" Tour 2004. Each wardrobe consists of exclusive one-of-a-kind looks that are instantly recognizable as Dolce & Gabbana, while perfectly reflecting both of these top performers' distinctly different styles.

The tour kicked off in Fort Lauderdale on March 12th, with Missy Elliott opening the show in a Dolce & Gabbana custom black nylon parachute jumpsuit with Swarovski logo trim. Missy Elliott defines her sharp style in three unique Dolce & Gabbana looks that include embellished denim and tailored separates in black, silver and white for a graphic visual punch.

Beyonce emerges as a modern day Cleopatra in a Dolce & Gabbana gold Swarovski mesh gladiator mini skirt and top, embellished with rich embroidery and emerald stones. Her dancers' wardrobe is also by Dolce & Gabbana, creating a breathtaking visual synergy on stage. Beyonce and her dancers have five wardrobe changes that celebrate color, femininity and sensuality -- clearly representing Beyonce's spirit as a performer.

Each wardrobe, though distinctly different, embodies glamour, street style, elegance and innovation, perfectly complimenting the exceptional talents of both artists and sending this sensational live show to a new visual height. Both Beyonce and Missy Elliott have a history with Dolce & Gabbana, regularly choosing looks to wear for the red carpet and performance that offer an eye-catching and elegant style.

Dolce & Gabbana has a long-standing relationship with the music industry that began in 1993 when Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were asked to design the wardrobe for Madonna's "Girlie Show" World Tour. Since then, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have gone on to design show-stopping wardrobes for some of the world's top performers, including Whitney Houston, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Kylie Minogue, Dido and *N Sync.

Dolce & Gabbana is a leading luxury brand at the forefront of fashion and lifestyle. Launched in Milan in 1985 by designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the Dolce & Gabbana collection quickly defined a new generation of Italian fashion. With the use of bold animal prints, sharply tailored suits and corsets the Dolce & Gabbana look has become instantly recognizable worldwide, thanks to the high quality workmanship and attention to detail. Today it has grown into an international fashion house with two distinct fashion brands for men and women -- Dolce & Gabbana, the premiere ready-to-wear line, and D&G, a collection for today's younger generation, launched in 1994.

Contacts

Rogers & Cowan
Lauren Kucerak, 212-445-8418
lkucerak@rogersandcowan.com

Contacts

Rogers & Cowan
Lauren Kucerak, 212-445-8418
lkucerak@rogersandcowan.com