Dolce & Gabbana's Fall-Winter 2018/19 show at Milan Fashion Week had an unexpected model showing off the Italian label's latest handbags.
Drones floated down the runway, kicking off the Sunday, Feb. 25th show after nearly an hour's delay, in which guests were mysteriously asked to disable the Wi-Fi on their mobile devices.
The reason was eventually apparent, when the purse-toting aircraft emerged from below the banner reading "Fashion Devotion."
Real models soon followed, displaying the collection's church theme, with simultaneously devout and deviant pieces. Spiritual symbolism, from cherubs to angel wings, adorned dresses and coats, while angelic, glittering garments alternated with devilish black lace. One suit even featured a priest inspired collar, and some tees and trousers were emblazoned with slogans like "Fashion Devotion" and "Fashion Sinner."
But not everything evoked a house of worship. A zebra-head hooded coat, antithetical but no less head-turning, was featured alongside outfits suited for a glitzy pulpit.
It isn't the first time designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have opted for an over-the-top theme sprinkled with unexpected elements. The label's spring 2018 campaign saw millennial and Generation Z social media influencers walk in a surprise "Secret Show," before the official Spring 2018 show gave the runway back to seasoned supermodels.