Carrying your cross: the shopping approved by the Pope

22 August 2018 | Posted by Zackary

Whether we believe in it dogma or not, we must recognize one thing about the Christian religion: its incredible sense of style. The liturgy is paved with dress codes, the chasubles of the highest ecclesiastics represent treasures of craftsmanship, and the jewels of the Vatican would make any atheist want to enter the orders.

From Versace metal dresses to Givenchy sweaters, the world of Christ has inspired designers over the years — so much so that the Metropolitan is currently devoting an exhibition to it. Shall we let our dressing room be inspired by the church?

Play your baptism again with this unisex Y-Project shirt, brilliantly using pleating to bring volume to the silhouette. The lines are confused, the piece splits: you will be the most mystical of the office. (Available at L’Éclaireur.)

You’re not in the mood for divine enlightenment? Do you feel more like murder? In that case, let’s trade baptism for funeral with this silk and cotton lace shirt. Wear it on a white skinny jean with torn edges, or black cigarette trousers to emphasize the elegance of the fabric. (Saint Laurent model.)

A trench coat is ideal in September. Rather than the eternal beige version, we look at the monks and their collars in XXL proportions. Then count on Rick Owens to turn it into a modern, technical piece, and it’s a wrap. (Rick Owens model.)

Carrying your cross has never been easier than with this pendant. Bling friends, nothing prevents you from betting on accumulation by combining it with other necklaces. That said, it will ennoble any outfit on its own, from a man’s jeans / tee-shirt combo to a woman’s cocktail dress. (Chanel model.)

Here, one diverts a religious object: the ten balls on the ring allow to count prayers, in the manner of a rosary. They can also be used to dress your fingers at a low price. (Sterling silver, available on HolyArt.)

We stick to accessories with this headgear inspired by the veil. Subversive, it will essentially match dark influences: one can imagine it completing a long tunic in organza, a leather shirt, or even a harness right on the skin… It’s also a good way to go to confession incognito. (House of Malakai model.)

Like Adam and Eve once, the Serpent tries to seduce you? Give Satan a fair share with boots in python, rock and sophisticated at the same time. (MISBHV model.)

Versace thigh boots. Put them on, the Pope himself will want to wash your feet. •

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