Sure, we've seen it before, but when it's done with as much intricacy (and visual stimulation!) as it was this season, it's hard to fault Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for once again going with a Byzantine Sicilian inspiration.
Mosaic and religious prints were bountiful along with the designers' signature heavy embellishments, lace, chunky jewelry, corset tops and exposed undergarments. It wasn't all over-the-top religious garb and gold embroidery, however. The duo presented a slew of ladylike looks including tweed and houndstooth skirt suits, cinched-at-the-waist 3/4-sleeve dresses and loosely tailored coats before closing their collection with a knockout series of embroidered red lace dresses.
And, for entertainment sake, let's hope someone on the red carpet wears one of those crowns the models wore on their heads.
Heavy wools, leathers and tweeds