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March 3, 2013

Dolce & Gabbana Inspired By Byzantine Splendor

March 1, 2013

The new Dolce & Gabbana Autumn 2013 collection pays homage to the grandeur of Byzantine splendor. Byzantine iconography printed on dresses would be a blasphemy according to 9th century Byzantine Iconoclasm, whereas people who venerated religious images were called iconodules or Iconophiles - and D&G definitely reveres icons!

Inspired by the Byzantine mosaic of Santa Maria Nuova in Monreale, Sicily, their collection boasts lavishly bejewelled and mosaicized dresses, gold chandelier earrings and gold tiaras, with the characteristic colors of the period - burgundy red, glorious gold and imperial black.

Simulating the slow art of mosaic making, the garments are transformed into real works of art, and tailoring is executed single stitch by single stitch in order to convey the beauty and majesty of the Byzantine mosaics.

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