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Fashioning Religion

Year: 2016, 52 mins
Code: FC-Fashioning

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How are religious garbs conceived and made? In what way do they reflect the Christian cult regarding the aesthetic of the suavitas of the Church Fathers? This film delves into this passionate, yet little-known, bond between the liturgical world and the contemporary artistic world.

The medieval inspirations of Filippo Sorcinelli, the rainbow of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and the Art Deco chasubles of the Sain-Wandrille monks all embody these combined impetuses in search of beauty. Anne-Sophie is embroidering in silence for future priests, Jean and Gerard are taking care of religious Visitandine fabrics from which they know every single story…

Director: Valérie Deschêne

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