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Religion in Vogue: Christianity and Fashion in America

Lynn S. Neal


Religion in Vogue provides readers with a unique approach to the study of popular culture and American religion. Through its analysis of numerous primary sources ranging from fashion magazines to runway shows, the book traces how Christian symbols and imagery became an increasingly prominent part of the fashion industry and designer apparel. Examining this trajectory illuminates the longstanding and evolving relationship between Christianity and fashion. To capture this complexity, each chapter focuses on a specific element of fashion that mediates Christian ideas and images, including print a ... More

Keywords: fashion, religion, Christianity, aestheticized, popular culture, jewelry, designer, fashion magazines, runway shows, Catholicism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479892709
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479892709.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lynn S. Neal, author
Wake Forest University