~ Angels in Our Midst
With a simple online search, you can delve into the extensive list of Angels mentioned in theology. Angels have always been a popular subject in very early art forms such as paintings and sculpture. The fascination with these celestial beings has no doubt translated into the modern Fashion industry which began with fashion houses run by designers in the 19th century. Shortly after the beginning of Fashion as an industry, a lovely lady named Jane Burden Morris who was a well-known muse of her time and model for many prominent English artists’ came to embody the Pre-Raphaelite ideal of beauty. With the use of her long hair and features made somewhat more androgynous, they created a prototype “Victorian Angel,” which would appear in paintings and stained glass windows. She ended up marrying the poet and English textile designer William Morris.
Roy and Gaye Raymond are another husband-and-wife team known in the world of fine art. The Raymond’s are known as the founders of the brand Victoria’s Secret. The hubs picked the name "Victoria" for the fashion label after Queen Victoria of the UK to associate with the refinement of the Victorian era. The “angels” came from his wife being in a sorority where their mascot was an angel. Adorbs!
On that note, here are my favorite looks from this years annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (featured in Vogue Magazine) in NYC which ended its two-year trip abroad amidst the VS afterparty being shut down by midnight last year (WTH?!).