The centerpiece of the stripped-down video is Adele’s stunning long-sleeved maxi, which was designed by Dolce & Gabbana. The Dolce & Gabbana Evening Dolce & Gabbana Pussy-Bow Sequined Printed Silk-Chiffon Gown ($7,995), from the designers’ Spring 2016 collection, is a true centerpiece of the video. Throughout the stark piece, the colors of the floral print stand out, as do the embroidered embellishments along the bodice. Toward the end of the video, Adele dances and sways with the dress’s voluminous, gorgeous skirt.
Adele worked with the stylist Gaelle Paul, who told Billboard this is actually the first time the singer has worn the label. Gaelle spoke about how she, Adele, and the video’s director, Patrick Daughters, decided on the D&G look. “It was really about what [Patrick] needed from the dress,” Gaelle said. “It was quite dark, the background, and we needed something that would show up against that.”