Usually, when you mention anything Renaissance, images of the tacky King’s Richard’s Faire conjure up in your head. As soon as I found out you had to wait in a line to pay to get Coins and then stand in another line again to pay with the Coins for food, I was seriously disappointed. It really was the Renaissance! That and also the cloaked deep, dark, depressed, zit-faced boy behind me. But anyway, amazingly, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana pull the look off looking anything but tacky. With an Operatic air, these dresses are fit for anyone at any age (granted you have nice legs). I love the first outfit the best. The last photo shows a fur shawl that I adore- It looks like something out of The Tudors… or the Flintstones. I still eat Flintstone vitamins along with my son. The purple are the best. Anyway, I always confuse Versace with D&G. I think Versace is more like cougar-wear. D&G is waaaaaay better.