05 March 2013

Dolce & Gabbana

Half dome of Cathedral of Monreale

From Tom & Lorenzo
A quick update to my post about Bye-and-Bye yesterday.

The Dolce & Gabbana fall 2013 collection took its inspiration from the Monreale mosaics. A perfect example of the out of context religious icon I was talking about.

The Cathedral of Monreale was begun in 1174. It is one of the best preserved examples of Norman architecture. Every inch of the walls and ceiling is covered in glass tiles.

Dolce & Gabbana are known for their referencing of Sicilian culture in their collections. In recent years they have made the black lace dress highly popular among stars.

I wouldn't mind these heavy, mosaic looking dresses popping up on red carpets and streets. I love the luxurious look of it. I will reiterate that I find the stripping of meaning interesting. Is this crass? Are they being religious? Is it just pretty?

The message is cloudy and that is what makes it interesting.