The Kardashians & the Cross: Jewelry Trend or Sacrilege?
What would the Virgin Queen have thought of the reality TV family’s enthusiastic embrace of the sacred motif?
Given where we are in the culture these days, it shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone that the latest Kardashian extravaganza—by which we’re referring to eldest sister Kourtney and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker’s third wedding celebration in Portofino a few weekends ago—was essentially a multi-day branded blitz sponsored by Dolce & Gabbana. What did raise a few eyebrows, though—not to mention light up the Twitterverse—was the entire Klan’s unfettered embrace of Catholic motifs and cross jewelry, namely of the oversized, ornate, Gothic costume variety. (There is also the matter of the bride’s look: a teeny micro-dress topped off with a veil embroidered with an image of the Virgin Mary. Make of that what you will.)