There have been a few of the Spring/Summer 2009 collections using type on their runways. (click to make images larger, photos from style.com)
This one from Emanuel Ungaro (designed by Esteban Cortazar) uses his fathers old love letters to create the pattern on various fabrics.
Here is some lovely embroidery by Daughters by Obedient Sons
A very type heavy, but light dress at Vena Cava
Another beautiful use of embroidery from Rachel Roy
And lastly, something a bit more extreme. A look from the 20th anniversary show of Maison Martin Margiela