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Lagerfeld Talks Fashion and Religion in New Documentary; A New Exhibit on The Queen's Coronation Clothes

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Lagerfeld Talks Fashion and Religion in New Documentary: An upcoming German documentary -- to be released on September 7th -- makes comparisons between fashion and religion: think glossies vs. the Bible, runway models vs. angels, and avid shoppers vs. religious followers. To support their theory of fashion being similar to religion, the film taps “fashion missionary” (as he refers to himself in the movie) Karl Lagerfeld. Lagerfeld expresses his views on many related fashion-meets-religion topics, including the popes. “The only pope I thought was chic was Pius XII. Even though he may not be remembered for his popularity, I thought he was elegant. And Pope John XXIII was the most charismatic; you can keep all the others,” he said. [WWD]

A New Exhibit on The Queen's Coronation Clothes: Opening Saturday, July 27th, the public will have the opportunity to see the royal family's outfits from the Queen's Coronation in 1953. The exhibit, entitled The Queen's Coronation 1953, will take place at Buckingham Palace, and will include the Queen's "purple, silk-velvet 'Robe of Estate,'" her "gold, silver and pastel-coloured silks" Coronation gown embellished with "pearls, crystals and sequins," and the Diamond Diadem she wore, passed down from George IV. [Telegraph]

Suzy Menkes Christie's Auction Comes to a Close: The online auction featuring pieces from Suzy Menkes's highly-coveted closet came to a close this week. The sale totalled £59,062, with buyers from nine countries across five ontinents. The top-selling piece was Le Soleil, a 1980 Yves Saint Laurent cocktail jacket, which sold for £8,750.[Fashion Beast Inbox]