Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 Ad Campaign | Pictures

Dolce & Gabbana's Theatrical Fall 2013 Campaign

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 Ad Campaign | Pictures

The Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 campaign stands out from the other Fall ads — it reads more like a piece of Italian film rather than an artistic display of the brand's latest collection. Upon further inspection, though, the world that Domenico Dolce lensed reflects the theatrical drama that characterizes Dolce & Gabbana's Fall line.

Bianca Balti, Monica Bellucci, Katie King, and Andreea Diaconu all star in these captured moments, which set the highly elaborate lace gowns, decadently embellished religious mosaic dresses, and chic tweed pieces against the histrionic reactions of the ambient characters to highlight Dolce & Gabbana's bold designs.

Women cry out, and men dressed as priests wildly gesticulate in picturesque cloisters. Others stare knowingly at the camera, conveying something almost sinister that everybody else appears to be unaware of. If anything's certain, it's that Dolce has succeeded in creating a campaign that is near impossible to look away from.

Photo courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana