Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were inspired by Sicilian artwork for Fall 2012 as models took to the runway in cherub tapestry prints and baroque on sleek, sexy silhouettes.
The presentation started with models stepping out of a gold-leafed Baroque picture frame wearing black pieces adorned with gold lace, gold trims and/or gold embroidery before moving onto white frilly blouses, bloomers, skirts and dresses with plenty of frou frou.
The high-on-glamour, bejewelled presentation also served up ladylike Sunday best dresses, ruffled blouses, signature corsets, skirt suits, sheer dresses, cape dresses and pencil skirts plus a section of beautiful floral embroidered pieces.
Key accessories included the Miss Sicily bag in several guises, bejewelled headbands, plenty of gold jewelry, pearl accented bags, knee-high socks, statement necklaces, ankle boots, and wood carven heels in pastel blue and vanilla.
This collection will not only be a huge hit on the red carpet, but those cherub tapestry prints will no doubt appear in a lot of editorials.
Front Row: Monica Bellucci, Helen Mirren, Bianca Balti, Sonam Kapoor, Bianca Brandolini d’Adda, Alek Wek and Franca Sozzani
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Mila Kunis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Stone, Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Alba, Paloma Faith, Lily Allen, Thandie Newton, Rachel Weisz, Zooey Deschanel, Kylie Minogue, Fergie, Blake Lively, Minka Kelly, Eva Mendes, Andrea Riseborough, Monica Bellucci, Helen Mirren, Sonam Kapoor, Kristen Stewart, Dianna Agron and Kristin Davis