The Dolce & Gabbana show: drama, va va voom, puts the Sss in Sicily.
Southern Italy's finest exports once again promoted the great and the good of their homeland, single handedly nurturing local tourism each season by painting the Sicilian dream: the bride, the funeral march, the market.
Today, the elaborate gilt edged mirror invitation gave the first clues (actually, just drummed it home pure and simple) that this collection was inspired by Baroque. Sicilian Baroque in case you need ask.
With flower strewn chandeliers and O Sole Mio blaring, the scene was confirmed. A parade of heavy gold brocade was embroidered on a lengthy series of black. On short and long capes - the cape being 'the most important item' said the duo's Twitter.
Black and gold looks merged in to classic Dolce & Gabbana white, then black lace dresses and onesies, before a chintzy tapestry was embroidered or printed on to tightly corsetted dresses. No trousers, no masculinity, just molto sex appeal and molto options. From transparent knicker revealing to modest, it had something for everyone.