Skirt: Jane Marple
detail from Da Vinci s Lady with an Ermine, 1489
above: more from McQueen's final 2010 collection
Religious inspiration seems to go hand in hand with medieval royalty costume.
Below: more Gaultier from same collection
Above: Alex Noble jacket w/ sacred heart worn in Gaga Judas video
still from Luhrmann's 1996 Romeo+Juliet. Gaudy, violent Catholicism at it's finest.
"The towns were scattered with catholic adornments, sculpted metal roses and sunbursts, Virgin Mary busts and different Saints on plaques to bless the houses. It all reminded me of Luhrmann's Romeo+Juliet, the churches covered with hundreds of electric bulbs to light them to the heavens were straight from a film set."
- photo & quote from prettymuchpenniless.com, click photo
Religious architecture to me is like attempting to bring faith to life, much like today with clothing.
above & below: Jeremy Scott - Fall 2010
Jeremy Scott - Fall 2011 and for Adidas below
above: Emilio Pucci - Spring 2012
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