Donatella Versace's runway show featuring the luxury label's Autumn/Winter 2012 collection was all about gothic glamour, cutting-edge techniques and high fashion.

With models in leather bustier dresses, Byzantine crucifixes and fishnet boots, the strong heavy metal and futuristic feel of the show intrigued as well as captivated the on-lookers.

The collection showcased at the Milan Fashion Week featured mini dresses, backless creations and coats with the colour scheme being mostly black and white. However, there were sudden splashes of vibrant shades as well like orange and yellow.

The short skirts and dresses were often paired with high-heeled boots covered with beads and crystals and paired with fishnet boots.

The collection has also been compared to Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander looks in the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

The Wall Street Journal reported that "with the bangs on the models' haircuts and their dark-rimmed eyes, the first part of Donatella Versace's runway show looked as though she had hired a legion of taller versions of Lisbeth. Then she delved further into the character and drew out her steely inner armor, creating a final series of dresses and gowns of chain mail."

However, the collection was not merely a version of Gothic fashion often adopted by teenagers but a was a glamorous version that could make a bold statement at any red carpet by the likes of Rooney Mara, Angelina Jolie and Julia Stiles.

Start the slideshow to catch a glimpse of the Autumn/Winter 2012 collection of Versace: