From the fig leaves in the Garden of Eden to the catwalks of New York City, fashion has always been the outward expression of the heart of a culture.
We all know not to “judge a book by its cover,” but what’s often overlooked is the fact that the cover can give you a good idea of what’s inside. In Christian-speak, it’s not enough to claim that, “it’s the heart that counts,” and therefore clothes and style don’t matter. Because they do.
In the tradition of beautiful women and men who knew style, like Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Onassis, and Cary Grant, we are here to provide inspiration, ideas, and encouragement for learning to dress well.
Each of these style icons realized that it is the person who matters, not the clothes. But also that clothes are an integral part of showing the world who you are. In the words of Miuccia Prada,
What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.”
The statement our clothing makes should be in synchrony with what we believe. If Christ has renewed our hearts, then our fashion needs to reflect that.
There does’t have to be a trade off of either fashion or faith. Quite the opposite: our style should help us shine for Christ.
High fashion with high standards is a witness to our King.