Tarot in the World of Fashion
Updated: Apr 13, 2022
As we were pondering at Destiny Rising about what tarot facts to fill you with this month we came across this fascinating article on Vogue. com about the influence that tarot has had on fashion over the years.
Did you know that in 2016 Maria Grazia Chiuri made her formal debut at the House of Dior with a breath-taking tarot theme collection. Christian Dior was highly superstitious and would always have his cards read before any show. As a homage a toward the spiritual world has always been woven into their luxury fabrics.
In 2018 the Dior resort collection incorporated iconography from Motherpeace, a feminine tarot deck created by Karen Vogel and Vicku Noble in the late '70s. So it made sense for the 2021 spiring haute couture collection to follow suit with 45 looks that bring the cards to life and forecast a paranormal future to anyone that would want to be a part of it.
Let's travel to Tuscany and look at the French American artist Niki de Saint Phalle and her 1998 installation "Tarot Garden". It features 22 ceramic masterpieces based on the major arcana of tarot set in 14 acres of garden. You can also buy her rare serigraph major arcana deck.
Just opened at the MoMa are selected works of the late artist Ruba Katrib, who used tarot as a tool for understanding the journey of life. “I definitely see more openness to it in the present and a better understanding of its use of archetypes, not only as a divining tool, but a way of talking about our lives and relationships, our current situations, our past, as well as our hopes and dreams,” says Katrib. “It is a storytelling tool, so it is very connected to art.”
As more and more people turn to spiritual guidance in these uncertain times, this is becoming more reflected in current fashion trends. Tarot reader Jessica Dore says; “Given that so much of what we’re in as a collective right now does feel so new, so unprecedented—climate catastrophe, late-stage capitalism, attention harvesting—I think we are all feeling a bit like lost children without elders or teachers to guide us,” says Dore. “So many of us are actively imagining and building new realities, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still need something with the energy of a grandmother to hold us. I think tarot, and many other practices that work in the language of symbol and archetype, have that. And I think as long as we are open to them, these things will continue to give us secrets about a way forward.”
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