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65 Religious Fashion Innovations

These Church-Chic Editorials, Ads and Styles are Controversial

— March 26, 2012 — Fashion
From crucifix-adorned accessories to luxe church-inspired catwalks, these religious fashion innovations aim to push the boundaries of traditional style. Whether viewed as chic or sacrilegious, these bold editorials, ad campaigns and fashions aim to stand apart from the crowd.

Blending iconic imagery with an effortlessly cool aesthetic, these religious fashion innovations pay tribute to a multitude of faiths. While some may be defined as a respectful homage, others can act as a controversial commentary on society's beliefs.

Whether one chooses to love or hate these religious fashion innovations, they undeniably manage to turn heads and make headlines. From racy nun editorials and cross-bearing captures to regal religious runways, these fierce and fearless styles are not for the faint of heart. Made for risk-taking fashionistas, these dynamically divine fashion finds are sure to get one noticed.
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Rock Star Couture Looks
Rock Star Couture Looks
The Maria Escoté Fall/Winter 2012 Line Offers Punk Luxury
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Religious Figure Fashion Recreations
Religious Figure Fashion Recreations
Loren Kemp for The Guardian Weekend Shoot is Beautiful
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Sensual Religious Calendars
Sensual Religious Calendars
‘Tantalizing Priests 2009' is Endorsed by the Vatican
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Religiously Regal Runways
Religiously Regal Runways
The Lacroix Homme Fall/Winter 2012 Collection Makes Church-Ready Looks
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Monks on the Catwalk
Monks on the Catwalk
A Fashion Show To Win Back Buddhist Believers
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Sinister Baptism Spreads
Sinister Baptism Spreads
Light Dark by Aorta Captures Eerie Images of a Religious Rite
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Cross-Bearing Editorials
Cross-Bearing Editorials
Nowhere Together in The Ones2Watch New Wave is Androgynous & Sacrilegious
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Couture Crucifix-Bearing Captures
Couture Crucifix-Bearing Captures
The Dustin Damron Santa Maria Editorial Highlights High Fashion
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Gilt Cross Hoodies
Gilt Cross Hoodies
Jeremy Scott Originals 2010 Keeps it Real
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Outlandish Religitorials
Outlandish Religitorials
The Eccentric Portraits of a Lady in Dansk #22
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The Pope Wears Prada
The Pope Wears Prada
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Crucifix Clutches
Crucifix Clutches
The Olympus Teneo Purse is Part of Jason Salstein's 'Our Lord & Saviour' Line
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Suggestive Pageantry Pictorials
Suggestive Pageantry Pictorials
The Contendor Editorial for VMan is Scantily Clad
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Sweetly Spiritual Shoots
Sweetly Spiritual Shoots
‘Sanctuary' by Kirra Jayde is Innocently and Youthfully Relig
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Gilded Cross Kicks
Gilded Cross Kicks
These Above-The-Ankle Hi-Tops For Adidas by Jeremy Scott are Way Hot
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Mythical Priestess Accessories
Mythical Priestess Accessories
The Bjorg Jewellery 2012 Collection is Made for the Modern Nomad
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Sultry Sister Spreads
Sultry Sister Spreads
This Sperky Nejsou Hrich Lookbook is Too Coquettish for the Convent
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Haute Couture Religious Figures
Haute Couture Religious Figures
The Virgin Mary Louis Vuitton Statue Mixes Fashion and Religion
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Religious Editorials
Religious Editorials
‘The Evangelist' in Prive Asia
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Stylishly Sacrilegious Catalogs
Stylishly Sacrilegious Catalogs
The Lindsey Thornburg Reformation Shoot is Set in a Holy Land
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Religious Alter-Ego Editorials
Religious Alter-Ego Editorials
The Mary & Magdalene Editorial Plays Dual Roles
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Piercing Prayer Pictorials
Piercing Prayer Pictorials
Marcelina Sowa Poses for 'Being Bathory' in Fashion Gone Rogue
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Risque Religious Captures
Risque Religious Captures
Bella Tokaeva Photography Showcases Intimate Moments Between Nuns
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Edgy Ecclesiastical Editorials
Edgy Ecclesiastical Editorials
The Myf Sheperd Vixen Spread Marries Fashion and Religion
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Holy Pageants
Holy Pageants
"Miss Sister 2008" Catholic Beauty Contest
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Nun Hat Fashion
Nun Hat Fashion
Jeffrey Tan at Jakarta Fashion Week 09/10
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Cloned Model Campaigns
Cloned Model Campaigns
The Wrong Weather Spring/Summer 2012 Look­book is Eerie
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Priest-Inspired Runways
Priest-Inspired Runways
The Damir Doma Fall 2012 Collection Features Conservatively Draped Styles
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Reverent Photo Shoots
Reverent Photo Shoots
'Conversation With God' by Mariya Sabotinova is Just Like a Prayer
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Edgy Ecclesiastical Editorials
Edgy Ecclesiastical Editorials
The Touchpuppet 'Power of Faith' Shoot is Earthy and Spiritual
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Surreal Religious Remixes
Surreal Religious Remixes
'The New Revelations' by Giancarlo Cruz is a Twist on Religion
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Morbid Haute Couture
Morbid Haute Couture
Givenchy Spring 2009 Feature Corpse Brides on the Runway
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Monastic Apparel
Monastic Apparel
The Dalton Hoodie Dress by Kimberley Ovitz is Modern & Religious
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Cimmerian Religious Captures
Cimmerian Religious Captures
'Madonna Vestida De Flores Visita El Infierno' Uses Dark Photography
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Religious Fashion
Religious Fashion
Teenage Millionaire's Jesus & Mary Line
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Religious Fashion Covers
Religious Fashion Covers
Dansk Magazine Gets Pious
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Institutionalized Ivory Shoots
Institutionalized Ivory Shoots
The Angels in Chains Editorial Features a Stark White Palette
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Shocking Sacrilegious Shoots
Shocking Sacrilegious Shoots
The Sophie Vlaming for 'Avantgarde' Magazine is Spiritual
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Pious Peasant Photography
Pious Peasant Photography
Tank Magazine's 'God's Own Country' Editorial Struggles with Sensuality
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Risque Sacrilegious Spreads
Risque Sacrilegious Spreads
The Ashley Smith Dedicate June 2010 Editorial has a Bad Attitude
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Hindu Deity Chic
Hindu Deity Chic
Designer Apparel and Accessories for the Ultimate Goddess Look
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Rose-Tinted Rosary Editorials
Rose-Tinted Rosary Editorials
Axarquic Lady by Diego Diaz is Religiously Ravishing
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Diversely Religious Editorials
Diversely Religious Editorials
'Reviste la Calle Faith' Explores Seven Different Beliefs
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Immaculate Jewelry Ads
Immaculate Jewelry Ads
Sharon Nayak's Ads for Tanishq Jewellery Channel Madonna
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Brooding Gothic Babes
Brooding Gothic Babes
The Melissa Rodwell Chapel Series is a Dark Take on the Occult
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Couture Nuns
Couture Nuns
Designers Swear by Religious Inspiration for A/W Runways
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Naughty Nun Pictorials
Naughty Nun Pictorials
Iris Erlings Renders Sultry Sister Pictures
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Sinful Catwalk Icons
Sinful Catwalk Icons
Ricardo Oyarzun's 'Virgin Mary' Models Rock Unholy Cleavage
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Hollywood Saints
Hollywood Saints
Megan Fox as Mother Teresa
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Religious Wreath Advertorials
Religious Wreath Advertorials
The Maria Francesca Pepe Autumn/Winter 2012 Lookbook is Feminine
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Luxe Metallic Frocks
Luxe Metallic Frocks
The Gareth Pugh Winter 2011/2012 Collection is Glamorously Dark
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Sacrilegious Catwalk Icons
Sacrilegious Catwalk Icons
Ricardo Oyarzun's Virgin Mary Models Rock Unholy Cleavage
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Naughty Nun Spreads
Naughty Nun Spreads
The Arizona Muse Freja Beha Erichsen Vogue UK Shoot Plays on Romance Rumors
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Egyptian Nun Fashion
Egyptian Nun Fashion
Rick Owens S/S 2009
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Supermodel Nuns
Supermodel Nuns
Naomi & Agyness on "Pop" Fall 2008 Cover
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Bejeweled Nun Fashion
Bejeweled Nun Fashion
The Lara Stone Vogue Paris December 2009 Spread
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Racy Nun Photography
Racy Nun Photography
The Miranda Kerr Numéro June 2010 Spread Gets Down and Dirty
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Controversial Couture
Controversial Couture
Veil Debate Inspires Paris Designers at Fashion Week
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Sword and Stone Spreads
Sword and Stone Spreads
Numero #126 by Sebastian Kim Tells a Legendary Narrative
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Vampire Nuns
Vampire Nuns
The Work of Oleg Duryagin
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Salacious Sacrilegious Shoots
Salacious Sacrilegious Shoots
The Dilia Oviedo 'A Religious Experience' Series Plays with Faith
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Religiously Dark Photography
Religiously Dark Photography
Camille Domain Photographs Anzhela Turenko as a Lost Soul
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Naughty Sacrilegious Editorials
Naughty Sacrilegious Editorials
‘Nun Head' Shows Another Side of Nuns in Pop Magazine
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Naughty Nun Photography
Naughty Nun Photography
The Brian Ypperciel Kitten Magazine Features a Religious Motif
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Naughty Nun Photoshoots
Naughty Nun Photoshoots
Jessica Hart and Lydia Hearst are Sensually Seductive Sisters
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