A new 4-hour documentary is coming out in Germany next month called Mode Als Religion about the fashion world. The title roughly translates to Fashion As Religion, and in the film, the creators follow Karl Lagerfeld around for 16 months, as he designs and puts together shows. Using the footage, the film draws out an elaborate comparison of fashion magazines to the bible, models to angels, and consumers to believers. With Karl Lagerfeld as the Pope, natch.
Apparently, Karl is a bit more modest about his ecclesiastical jurisdiction, and in the film he refers to himself as a mere “fashion missionary.” But he does have some choice things to say about “fashion popes” of the past.
“The only pope I thought was chic was Pius XII. Even though he may not be remembered for his popularity, I thought he was elegant,” Lagerfeld cryptically explains. “And Pope John XXIII was the most charismatic; you can keep all the others.”
In response to the absurd documentary that we really, really hope will have subtitles, artist aleXsandro Palombo has made some delightfully hilarious illustrations of both Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour, envisioned with more literal religious roles. While we can’t imagine Wintour would appreciate being depicted in something as drab as a nun’s habit, we love these drawings. Is it just us, or does Lagerfeld seem like he was meant to dress for the Vatican?
this is some kind of spaceship or something.