Benedict has favored his tailor from his days as cardinal, Alessandro Cattaneo, and the 20-year-old religious-fashion house of Raniero Mancinelli, which has provided the pope with dazzling new vestments (some with shimmering, sequinlike details). - Newsweek
It's true. Pope Benedict XVI is a religious fashion icon. Newsweek reported that the Pope wears Gucci shades, Prada loafers. and has a penchant for designer clothing. The Vatican has not commented on the Pope's attire.