The always relevant Cara Delevigne made bold beauty and gown choices for Monday night's Manhattan Met Gala's 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination'. Allure notes that the actor and model's purple hair color is very relevant in the context of Catholicism.
According to Delevingne's hair stylist Mara Foszak, "violet is a symbolic color for Catholics; it's associated with mourning, the suffering of the crucifixion, royalty, and Christ's resurrection and sovereignty,"
Delevigne's Dior gown and headpiece by Marianna Harutunian made another bold statement tied to Catholicism -- the confessional. Any Catholic girl recognizes the pattern, bringing back a memory of the time I had to recite an entire rosary as penance. I can't remember at all what I did, but the place was most certainly St. Genevieve's Catholic Church in Lake Benton. A few years later, Father Ben sided with my sexual attacker, refusing to believe the details of my assault in his own house, while his daughter slept next to me.
It's amazing the memories that can be triggered by a high fashion evening! Father Ben not only refused to believe me, siding with my attacker who was also his drinking buddy, but he then denied me communion in a crushing blow to my devout religious mind at the time.
I would love to hear Cara Delevigne talk about confession.
Cara was at the Met Gala bash with friend, fellow British model Adwoa Aboah, who rocked the event with super short hair, dyed a neon green color, also by Mara Roszak. Both women wore totally individualistic looks, but boy did they look good together.