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9.25.2009

Image of the Week

The Virgin Mary....Iconic, Idolatrous, Indifferent? What do you think?





"Their [the models] faces were painted like plaster statues, their garb inspired by the vernacular devotional art found in local churches throughout the Catholic world..." - Sarah Mower of Jean Paul Gaultier Couture. Spring 2007, Paris.

As far as I know Gaultier isn't Catholic, and while the Virgin Mary is not Jesus Christ, aren't there some things that are just a tad bit out of line?
They all remind me of the "Jesus is my homeboy" t-shirts.





Images courtesy of Style.com Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2007 runway show