Saturday, November 29, 2008

Who gets best dressed?

At any event somebody has to get the best dressed award. At papal liturgies today, it's "Il Bello."


Anonymous said...

Awesome to see these beautiful surplices again, and not the plain white "bedsheets" that have been the norm since Vatican II.

Even more impressive to know that until recently, (probably up until the 1960's), the vast majority of these lace surplices were handcrafted by small family owned shops, and also by hundreds of cloisters of enclosed nuns, as well as huge Motherhouses of active sisters in many European Orders.

Today, 95% are made by liturgical apparel companies.

Raphaela said...

Wow. The lace on that surplice is, indeed, awesome.