Even the church chants couldn’t relax me from the frustration of my Instagrams not going through, which included photos of the set, a pair of gilded doors surrounded by white cherubs with the phrase “FASHION DEVOTION” above it, and the amazing clients decked out in head-to-toe D&G, posing prom-like in front of the runway—all such great content.
But the chanting just kept going and going and going. And going. When the chanting stopped for a second the audience cheered... until the said chanting began again.
At 2:45, applause started as the show started.
Chimes, again. Gates opened. Still no clothes. Still no models.
And then, suddenly, the most delightful surprise: A series of drones, each holding a small Dolce & Gabbana handbag hovered the runway, bopping along to Kendrick Lamar's "All The Stars." The bags were semi-escorted by scientific looking individuals, wearing plain white lab coats, and, in a flash, they flew off. Bye, bye handbags!
And then, finally, the clothes came. We saw sparkles, we saw lace, we saw tons of play on imagery from the Catholic church, including a T-shirt that said "Fashion Sinner"—coming to blogger near you. We even saw a woman dressed quite similarly to a zebra.
Who could ask for anything more?
Watch the runway show below!
This article originally appeared on InStyle U.S.