Occult Expressions in Haute Couture

T. The New York Times Style Magazine recently ran an incredibly superfluous spread on  the supernatural in haute couture, noting: “Today’s designers have adopted a similar obsession with the supernatural. At the most recent Alexander McQueen show, the designer Sarah Burton was inspired by the iconography of witchcraft in England, and in an homage to the houses’s founder, Dior’s new creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, evoked images from the tarot deck and the zodiac.” DEEP! Unless of course these philosophical heavyweights were drawing inspiration from vintage Blue Oyster Cult and Led Zeppelin albums.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail (of all outlets) points grande dame Coco Chanel’s occult affections:

“Deeply superstitious, lucky symbols such as a frog with its mouth open, pairs of Japanese deer and wheat motifs (a sign of prosperity) are scattered across the apartment.

“She believed in the healing power of crystal, hence the chandeliers in ever room, and lions also make a regular appearance, a reference to her Leo star sign.”

The same article notes that she had art gifted to her by Salvador Dali and as ye should all know many Surrealist artists were involved in significant study practice of the arts magical.


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