BLASPHEMY: Bishop’s blast at ‘satanic’ London Fashion Week show that turned a church into a catwalk
- Row erupted after part of London Fashion Week was held in London church
- Ex-Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali, said satanic aspect ‘not acceptable’
- St Andrew Holborn church said it had always supported London Fashion Week
Leading clerics branded the event – which is part of London Fashion Week – ‘blasphemous’ after models dressed as devils and vampires sashayed in front of the altar.
Leading clerics branded the event at St Andrew Holborn Church as ‘blasphemous’ after models dressed as devils and vampires sashayed in front of the altar
A bitter row has erupted after a fashion show featuring satanic designs was held at a historic church.
Leading clerics branded the event ‘blasphemous’ after models dressed as devils and vampires sashayed in front of the altar.
Against a backdrop of demonic images, heavily made-up models wearing horns or displaying upside-down crosses paraded down the aisle-turned-catwalk of St Andrew Holborn church in Central London last week.
Ms Findikoglu, who has been described as an ‘up-and-coming rebel of the fashion world’, told Vogue magazine earlier this month of her fascination with the occult and magic.
But the former Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali, said the satanic aspect of the show was ‘not acceptable’ and could lead people ‘to areas where we don’t want them to go.’
He said: ‘Christians will be outraged. This was not necessary to do. In the sense that Christ’s name is being dishonoured, it is blasphemous.’
The bishop said the general rule was that churches should not do anything that ‘dishonours Christ or contradicts the Christian faith’.
In a statement, the church said: ‘We took this booking in good faith and were not aware of the content or design before the show took place’