Dolce & Gabbana for Fall 2013 sent out a dozen dresses printed with mosaics from Byzantine and Venetian mosaics. The 13th-century Byzantine and Venetian murals in the Cathedral of Monreale in Sicily were the inspiration for the collection.
Byzantine iconography printed on dresses in the 21st Century was blasphemy according to Orthodox Church doctrine of the time. According to the traditional view, Byzantine Iconoclasm constituted a ban on religious images by Emperor Leo III (814 A.D.-822 A.D.) and continued under his successors, and accompanied by widespread destruction of images and persecution of supporters of the veneration of images.
Conversely, people who revered or venerated religious images were derisively called iconolaters, or iconophiles. Dolce& Gabanna are iconophiles, in the truest since of the term.
Dolce & Gabbana practice worldly Fashion idolatry, at it's profanest.
The collection though inspired, left little to the imagination and one wonders how many people are willingly going to walk around in dresses printed with 13th Century iconography. As a side note, some lace dresses with the wide sleeves of altar boys' garments, and a bustier from altar-chalice gold, were added at the end of the collection. This though looked like an afterthought to the collection which lost it's cohesiveness at this point. The images of the Byzantine iconography linger in one's memory.