Dolce And Gabbana put out their 50th collection as a duo in Milan on Saturday (27.02.10).

The Italian designers - who have been working together for 25 years - made an impact with a strong selection of romantic and tailored outfits, celebrating the brand's heritage.

More than 70 models took to the runway for the autumn/winter collection to a soundtrack of Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman's 'Come What May' from movie 'Moulin Rouge'.

Gabriella Forte, who worked with Dolce and Gabbana from 2002 to 2009 as their US president and licensing director, suggested it was among their greatest work.

She said: "Those guys will keep doing what they know best, making women look good."

Black was a strong theme among the collection, which featured a number of textured skirts and suits, as well as traditional lace work that the brand are renowned for.

In an unusual move, guests watching the event were treated to a live screening of what was going on backstage at the show - with models seen adding last minute dashes of lip gloss and slipping their feet into wedged heels before taking to the runway.