Mother Mary

Mother Mary, Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, Theotokos, Madonna, Notre Dame, Santa Maria. One of the greatest symbols of humanity, worshipped, adored, idolized. Paintings or sculptures, artists like Michelangelo, Caravaggio and Da Vinci got inspired by and visualized Mother Mary. Over the last decades, designers and photographers drew inspiration from the power, the figure or the perception of Mother Mary. From Dolce & Gabbana to Jean Paul Gaultier and from Christian Lacroix to Riccardo Tisci, haute couture “bowed” in reverence. Photographers like  Steven Klein and Miles Aldridge also experimented with the holy mystery, the immaculate conception and the mysticism of Notre Dame. Destructive, degrading, or provocative? Inspired or blasphemous?

.Today is the Feast of the Assumption and here is how Virgin Mary inspired fashion:


Kate Moss in W magazine (March 2012). Photos: Steven Klein


Jean Paul Gaultier SS 2007 collection


Photographer Giovanni Squatriti for Kurv Magazine, December 2010. Styling: Gioele Panedda


 Photographer Miles Aldridge gets inspired by Virgin Mary 


Marina Abramovic breastfeeding Riccardo Tisci for “Visionaire” 60. Givenchy’s creative director was the guest eidtor of the sixthieth issue of the state of the art magazine. 


Dolce & Gabbana AW 2012: something between “a princess and Virgin Mary”, as Stefano Gabbana stated


Madonna, the provocative muse

Demetrios Papadopoulos