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Virgin Mary introduced as fashion icon

December 4th, 2011 - Comments Off

LYON, France – A new exhibit in the French city of Lyon displays an elaborate wardrobe for the Virgin Mary and her child, created by Catholic faithful as an expression of their devotion to the Blessed Mother for 700 years.

The show, playfully entitled “Fashion Icon,” explores how clothes, from the 12th to the 19th centuries, were cut to adorn the Virgin, sometimes becoming objects of worship in their own right.

“When you clothe a statue you give it a powerful presence — and since the fabrics used were extremely precious, you also introduce a distance,” explained Maximilien Durand, director of the Lyon fabric museum and curator of the show, which runs until March 25.