Models walked down an empty theatre to unveil Valentino’s latest collection, while in Dolce & Gabbana’s show they mixed with robots in a disco-like atmosphere, as the curtain came down on Milan Fashion Week on Monday (March 1). How successfully are luxury brands reaching out to LGBTQ+ consumers? Valentino paid tribute to cultural venues, including the cinemas and theatres which have been closed for almost a year, hosting a sober show dominated by black and white clothes in Milan’s largely empty Piccolo Teatro. The best and worst dressed at the 2021 Golden Globes Valentino’s autumn/winter 2021-2022 collection mixed long, evening lace dresses with short skirts and capes. The eponymous founder’s decision to present the show where he did was an act “of love, to continue to sustain culture”. In contrast, bright colours, leopard prints and glittering gold and silver coats and blouses featured in Dolce & Gabbana’s presentation, which was streamed lived on the brand’s website and social media. How luxury brands are reassessing their relationships with Donald Trump The duo’s creations included jackets with big shoulders in a nod to the 1990s, faux fur and mini-dresses resembling space outfits. See-through plastic overcoats were reminiscent of the protective gear (PPE) worn by doctors fighting the virus in hospitals. Models paired with two small robots created by the Italian Institute of Technology to celebrate the work of Italian researchers in robotic technologies and artificial intelligence. Body suits and fake fur: Prada imagines a brighter winter for 2021 The presentations brought to an end six days of digital shows due to Covid-19 restrictions , which were tightened further by the Rome government over the weekend due to a surge in the number of infections. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .