Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013

I'm f-f-f-fawning over Dolce & Gabbana's Fall 2013 line.  Inspired by Venetian and Byzantine cathedral mosaics and displaying images of Kings and religious icons, this collection conjures up an age dripping with gilded romance and devotion of epic proportions.  It's all about details, details, details.
 And what lovely details they are.

{ above: this top may be my favorite piece in the collection. }

{ who says craftsmanship is dead??  just LOOK at these shoes! }

{ gilded, opulent embellishments. }

{ wood and textile inlays lend a natural element. }

{ exquisite design. }

{ the collection is RTW or Ready To Wear, meaning there are a lot of functional daywear pieces, heavily influenced by European royalty. }

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via Vogue