Dolce & Gabbana Has Us Believing We Should Ban Selfies

Emily Ratajkowski’s favorite photographer, Emanuele d’Angelo, captured a selfie-free evening at the brand’s Mercer Street store.

by GARAGE Magazine
Nov 12 2018, 8:24pm


Selfies: the enemy of art? The lifeblood of fashion? Regardless of your opinion on the medium, you can at least agree that at times, the selfie can be a little bit, well, distracting.

Last week, Dolce & Gabbana hosted a selfie-free party at their Mercer Street store to liberate the glittering world of the downtown scene from the tyranny of the cellphone self-portrait.

No Selfies Please asked guests to put their phones down and just enjoy themselves—without feeling the need to tell the world that they were. Photographer Emanuele d’Angelo, who served as the evening’s “host photographer,” captured all the guests making it through the evening selfie-free. D’Angelo name checks Emily Ratajkowski as his muse, so you know he knows a thing or two about capturing a subject’s best self.

Dolce & Gabbana opened their Soho store in April as a street art-jammed hub for events like a drink and draw party with Chloe Wise (chic!); No Selfies Please was just the latest in this series. The results of D’Angelo’s work are below; Cipriana Quann, Nigel Sylvester, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, socialite and artist Ivy Getty, Clara McGregor (actress and daughter of Ewan), and others may be extremely good-looking, but folks, they don’t look miserable! You might even say they have a certain selfie-free glow. Add this to another check in the Ban Selfies column!

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Valery Kaufman. Photograph by MATTEO PRANDONI/BFA.COM.
Musician Ari Lennox. Photograph by MATTEO PRANDONI/BFA.COM.
Clara McGregor. Photograph by MATTEO PRANDONI/BFA.COM.
Angel and Dren. Photograph by MATTEO PRANDONI/BFA.COM.
Ivy Getty. Photograph by MATTEO PRANDONI/BFA.COM.
Nigel Sylvester. Photograph by MATTEO PRANDONI/BFA.COM.
TK and Cipriana Quann. Photograph by MATTEO PRANDONI/BFA.COM.
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