We tend to place this one at a halfway point between our “She sure did bring it” Sarah Jessica Parker take and our “Miss, you have taken things entirely too far” Katy Perry take:
In other words, she brought it, and then she took it too far. But we admire her commitment and the richness of the symbolism and imagery (all of which is explained in the credits below). From a design perspective or a style perspective, we can’t really sign off on any of this. And while it does tip over into costume, the specificity of the references take it somewhere a bit more interesting than just “Sexy Angel” or even “Sexy Pope.” We respect it, even if we don’t love it.
Custom Gucci Silk Cady and Lace Gown Inspired by Our Lady of Sorrows. The Bodice Features ‘The Seven Sorrows of Mary’ with the Initials ‘LDR’ on the Sacred Heart. The Skirt Features Hand-stitched Gold Metal and Colored Silk Thread Embroidery Inspired by Baroque Floral Motifs and Daggers with a Pleated Tulle and Lace Underskirt
Custom Gucci Handmade Headpiece with Painted Feathers and Crystal Halo and Handmade Antique Glass Stick Representing the Eyes of Saint Lucy
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]