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01-09-2008
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Catwalkshows reffering to Jesus?
Hi! I'm new here, and i have a question.

Right now i'm studying Fashion and Branding and we have to make a sort of book for a museum that 's about a style icon (the museum has to be able to start a collection inpsired by my book). I didn't want to be cliche and pick Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe (even if they are fabulous) so i went and chose Jesus as the ultimate -style- icon. Now i have to link Jesus to fashionshows and such. Here in the Netherlands we already have a brand that's called " GSUS" and i'm gonna refer to the Eastpak edition with a picture of Jesus too but i really need some fashion shows with small referrals to Jesus , or even priests or nuns. (think; crosses and such)

does anybody happen to know a show? Thanks so much in advance!

(Please keep in mind that I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. I'm not trying to be offensive.. i just wanted to work 'outside' the barriers and try something new. I'm sorry if anybody was hurt by this post. It is not my intention. )

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there are many designers whose works are religious. such the most recent Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy. he's fw 08 show was filled with religious inspired clothes and accessories. i faintly remember various designers had nun inspiration in their collections.
also, in less high fashion, a lot those underground gag t shirts have slogans on it like 'jesus is my man' or something.

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Jean Paul Gaultier has done a lot of religious-themed collections, the most recent of which being his S/S 07 couture show:

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/re...07CTR-JPGAULTI

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What an intriguing project, Penny L. I understand that you're not trying to offend anyone, but nonetheless religion as fashion is a touchy subject, so tread carefully. I remember a few years back there was specifically a trend for pictures of the Virgin Mary and also Jesus to be printed on clothes (t shirts, dresses and such), but I can't recall the designer or clothing brand that started it. Hopefully one of the fashion experts on TFS will enlighten us.

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guys thank you so much! You seriously have no idea how much you've helped me.. I was really unsure about my chosen subject.. but now i believe i can totally do this!

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also, in less high fashion, a lot those underground gag t shirts have slogans on it like 'jesus is my man' or something.
yeah i remember this stuff from '03 when i also saw a lot of Von Dutch hats

the homepage is here, check out the backstory
http://www.jesusismyhomeboy.com/

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What an intriguing project, Penny L. I understand that you're not trying to offend anyone, but nonetheless religion as fashion is a touchy subject, so tread carefully. I remember a few years back there was specifically a trend for pictures of the Virgin Mary and also Jesus to be printed on clothes (t shirts, dresses and such), but I can't recall the designer or clothing brand that started it. Hopefully one of the fashion experts on TFS will enlighten us.
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and it is indeed a really touchy subject. I've had the idea for a while but I know it can be really offensive.. so i did ask everyone in my class and various teachers if they would be okay with it.. but almost everybody was very much excited and anxious if i could link Jesus to fashion..

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Like others have mentioned before...
Here are some runway shows that deal with religion

Gaultier Haute Couture Spring/ Summer 2007
Catholic iconography


YSL Fall/ Winter 2005
Nuns and clerical inspired fashion


Givenchy Fall/ Winter 2008
Catholic influences in Latin America


Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Fall/ Winter 2002
Like Givenchy, inspired by Catholic influence in South America


Dior Haute Couture Spring/ Summer 2006
French Revolution and Spanish Inquisition


Dior Spring/ Summer 2007
This one may be a bit of a long shot, but it's Joan of Arc, who was inspired by God and visited by angels to fight for France. Also, the show had a set that was reminiscent of a medieval cathedral.


Alexander McQueen Fall/ Winter 2007
Inspired by anti-Christ, Salem Witch Trials, Demons and Devils, etc.


Calvin Klein Spring/ Summer 2008
Another stretch, but this Calvin collection was inspired by the Hutterites of Montana who are an Amish-like, Anabaptist religious group in America.


Riccardo Tisci Fall/ Winter 2005
Catholic/ Religious iconography. Catwalk featured a giant, wooden cross.

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Not many shows deal explicitly with Jesus, per say...but many deal with Christian/ Catholic imagery.

However, wasn't there one McQueen collection with a model wearing a crown of thorns with a white gown...was it the rain collection?

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dior_couture1245 elle.com or style.com ?

PennyL maybe you could search / ask in the runway music thread if there has been any musical inspiration ever drawn from religious/clerical music..if you want that angle as well?

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oh, sorry! All are from style.com

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For journalism I need to ask three people above the age of 20 if they read a newspaper in the last two days and when they do get their news where do they get it from? It would be a great help. Thanks.

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links needed: military uniforms and ads
No idea where to put this request but it is for an art design project so I figured I'd go with this section:

Does anyone know of any websites that have GOOD, CLEAR photographs/drawings of military uniforms throughout the ages and for a variety of countries?

And also looking for links for fashion ads. Not just the normal vogue or well known brands but really everything. Is there any kind of directory?

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hi there ^ you can find a ton of ads in the Ad Campaigns forum
current fashion ads and vintage
national and foreign, etc.
http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums/f79/

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How/When do you get inspired?
I was wondering this since I have to find the things that inspire me for a project.
I found it very hard to find inspiration at command. So I wondered.....

How/When do you get inspired?

For me it often comes when listening to music or being in nature.

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I get inspired very randomly, and they tend to be around a lot of the same things.
I'm really, really fussy about what I like, so I don't get inspired often.

And when we're given crappy projects like "Archive" I just hit a brick wall and I am like paralyzed to do much until I find some sort of inspiration.

Inspiration is very important to me.
See the 'Inspiration' thread in 'Personal Style'

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