The Italian fashion house is the latest to feature a gorgeous mom-to-be on its runway.
Anyone who thinks moms can't be fashionable clearly missed the last Dolce & Gabbana runway show.
The Italian designer label, a celebrity fave, titled its fall 2015 Milan Fashion Week collection held earlier this week "Viva la Mamma!" and sent models down the catwalk along with their own children (also wearing D&G, of course). Among the beauties? Biana Balti, 6-months pregnant and rocking a serious baby bump.
Besides the adorable pint-sized escorts, the presentation included prints drawn by the designers' nieces and nephews, Madonna and child images and the word "Mamma," along with phrases such as ""You are the most beautiful mother in the world," embroidered in multiple languages. The soundtrack? "Mama" by the Spice Girls, naturally. The designers dedicated the collection to moms to show that fashion should "be seen as an extension of where one comes from," according to notes from the show, the Associated Press reports. It's a familiar theme for Dolce & Gabbana, whose menswear collection, shown in February, paid homage to grandmothers, the news service adds.
It's not the first time a pregnant model has walked the runway: In July, Karl Lagerfeld sent expecting mom Ashleigh Good down the Chanel catwalk clad in a wedding dress.
In 2012, Rafaella Fico, then 24, sported an itty-bitty string bikini (and a sizeable bump) on the runway of pin-up Stars, an Italian swimwear line. That same year, Sophia Cahill, a former Miss Wales, strode the runway wearing nothing but a hat from Robyn Coles' milliner line during London Fashion Week at 8 months pregnant.
And in 2011, we learned that supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio was two months pregnant when she walked at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show (not that you could tell!).
Those moves all raised a few eyebrows, but Dolce & Gabbana's motherly love? Well, we have no (mommy) issues with that.