Here’s the deal. I met Gaetano during Malta Fashion Week last year where I fell in love with his Nymph collection. I became a big fan, and got to hang out with him for some of the events. This year, Gaetano made two outfits for me during Malta Fashion Week. You’ve already seen one. And yes, I haven’t posted about the other one yet. Why, you ask? The reality is that I’m not even sure how to do Gaetano justice.
Gaetano’s work looks even better in person than it does on any photo I’ve seen online, his dresses are finished immaculately. After seeing last year’s collection, I did have doubts about whether Gaetano can design for a plus size woman. Now, I can outright tell you that he’s a fantastic fashion designer not just for size 8-10 models but he is a very talented designer for designing very flattering dresses for me, the plus size girl. I felt like a diva and like I’m the queen of fucking everything wearing the dress that he made for me for the Malta Fashion Awards.
It was hard for me to find photos where I felt like I did this dress justice, but you can have a look here.
The black fabric he used is VERY forgiving and very slimming. He put some of his signature beading at the top of the dress and down the sleeves. To add some extra sass, Gaetano put some feathers on one side… this is very clever because in all the photos that I have, those feathers really break up my width. The feathers were also the finishing touch that really made me feel like a diva! This dress made me feel incredible all night.
Here’s why I love this designer, other than his incredible work… “I came from nothing so I appreciate everything” he quotes. This photo by Kurt Paris truly captures Gaetano as I know him, no wonder he has almost a thousand likes and counting!
Gaetano had a very humble upbringing. He started out by working for a fabric store and from there, he thought himself fashion design. Now, he is one of Malta hottest fashion designers.
He has designed our Eurovision singer’s dress (that’s the equivalent of being the Queen’s fashion designer if we were in the UK), he also designed dresses for Taryn, Maxine, Dorianne, Caroline, Grazielle, Lara, Sarah, and of course, MYSELF … All while preparing for his Divas runway show for Malta Fashion Week! This is truly impressive, and it shows that this guy got to where he is with HARD WORK and dedication! I am so humbled, and so grateful to have had the honour to wear not one, but two of his outfits during this year’s Malta Fashion Week. His talent, his attitude, and his work ethic will take him places.
Gaetano, thank you so much for making me feel like a true diva! Keep going… You will take over the world!