This story first appeared in the Oct. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Why do Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have a big credit on the newly restored version of Federico Fellini's Fellini Satyricon (1969), debuting Oct. 13 at the New York Film Festival?
"Italian cinema by Fellini, Visconti, Antonioni and Rossellini has enabled us to dream and inspired our fashion and images," say the designers in a statement.
Turns out, they funded a great deal of the years-long project, then based looks of their fall 2012 collection on it.
The fashion house, THR has learned, will host a party afterward, which it rarely does in the States, with lots of Dolce-wearing stars flown in.
Unfortunately, the designers can't make it because they have a previous commitment.