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PaperCity Houston April 2023

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OUR FASHION SHOOT LOCATION R eligious iconography in design and fashion is a form of artistic expression that can cut deep. From scapulars, symbols of stigmata, and the iconography of cloistered nuns and monks to the lull of Evensong and Gregorian chants, religious fervor forever holds us in its thrall. and F aith and devotion take us to the 17th- century Ex-Convento Desierto de los Leones in the south of Mexico City as the backdrop for our shoot. The monastery's first stone was laid on January 23, 1606; its name, Desierto de Nuestra Señora del Carmen de los Montes de Santa Fe, was (thankfully) later shortened. It was a monastery for Los Carmelitas Descalzos for almost 200 years, later served as a military base, then was abandoned, becoming a forest reserve and finally, in 1917, a national park. A place of history, culture, and stark beauty, this is where our fashion journey begins. Letitia Huckaby's Sister Jean from her "Bayou Baroque" series, through Talley Dunn Gallery. Rick Owens 2009 Verdura black jade Maltese cross cuff $56,500, at Alexander McQueen, Grip tote bag $ 2,490, at the Alexander McQueen boutique, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tootsies, Tiffany & Co. X Kendrick crown of thorns. Tiffany artisans in Northern Italy spent more than 10 months creating each prong and setting each diamond by hand. Hermès lip balm $69, at the Hermès boutique, Saks Fifth Avenue. Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood Spring 2020 Celine derby with studded outsole $1,250, at the Celine boutique,, Cartier Symbols bracelet in rose gold with diamonds $2,360, at the Cartier boutique, By Steven Hempel and Michelle Aviña The Row, 2015 Rick Owens 2017 FAITH DEVOTION Chanel corduroy loafer $1,200 at the Chanel boutique,

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