Karl Lagerfeld Will Star In A New 4-Hour Documentary About His Religion

The spectrum of fashion fanatics will range from those who make choosing their outfits an important, daily ritual to those extremists who make Zoolander look like your 14-year-old niece. For those on the far right side of the spectrum, fashion is a religion and utilizes the same infrastructural systems, including a heavy reliance on symbols, exclusivity, and sacraments. If fashion exists as a de facto religion? Karl Lagerfeld, then, is probably the supreme leader, and a new four-hour German documentary on Vox will set out to explore this parallelism.
Mode Als Religion (Fashion as a Religion) will test journalist Martina Neuen's theory that, for many, fashion affects those obsessed with it in a similar way that religions affect the religious (for example, she measures and contrasts the brain stimulations of a Catholic priest and a fashion follower as they interact with their religions. Lagerfeld also plays a prominent role in the documentary, ostensibly demonstrating via interviews and behind-the-scenes looks into his work and personal life how far fashion devotion can go. The documentary will debut for our Deutschen friends on September 7 on Vox, but we're sure non-German speakers will be wily enough with the Internet to procure their own version soon after. Good luck Googling! (WWD)

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