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Fathers and fashionistas

21 Feb

Vogue-discovered priest raises sustainable-style awareness during Fashion Week 2011

By Amy Schroeder

What do you get when you mix two priests, eco-friendly fashion, a mother-and-daughter model duo, and a Central Park South apartment?

A not-so-religious fashion experience, that’s what.

On the evening of February 17, 2011, Rev. Andrew More O’Connor showed his Goods of Conscience line, at the apartment of Coco and Carey Ramos at New York’s Plaza Hotel. The Bronx priest’s separates, which start at about $100, are made from organic cotton cloth that is hand-woven by Guatemalan Mayan Indians.

Father Andrew started Goods of Conscience in 2005, and became an overnight hit when parish member and Vogue Market Editor Devon Schuster asked to see his work. After that, Vogue editor Anna Wintour arranged for Cameron Diaz to wear a pair of Goods of Conscience shorts for the June 2009 cover shoot.

Read more about Father Andrew here:

An Irish Girl Abroad, by Frieda Klotz: “A Truly Divine Fashion Show”

New York Daily News: “Bronx priest Rev. Andrew O’Connor gives fashion design an organic twist”

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