The Fall 2013 show resembles the reenactment of a service. This is where, instead of actors, all the spellbinding clothes play their parts. The Italians managed to include the most important things to be seen in church: the chalices, the golden rosaries and the mosaics on the wall. Don’t think for a second that the altar boys were left behind, as large sleeved dresses made a path through the red sea of lacey dresses. And there was a lot of cardinal red and enough black lace to cover the head of many female churchgoers. But when it comes to covering up, the designers must have had second thoughts because the models are anything but covered up.
The accessories are also well thought, as the piece de resistance are the candid, yet powerful golden tiaras, followed by the sequin embellished bags. And who would have thought the crosses would make it to the 2013 Fall?
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana staged a show that gathers the features of a blockbuster. The collection combines the sacred and the profane, revealing the Italians’ impeccable taste and vision. And it is not a bit heretical.