Designers get into a lot of trouble when they genuflect at the altar of
religion. Orthodox Jews got their peyos in a twist when Jean Paul
Gaultier presented “Rabbi chic” (left) in 1993. Karl Lagerfeld incurred
the wrath of Muslims when he sent Claudia Schiffer down the runway in
1994 with Koranic verses embroidered on a dress. And Dolce & Gabbana’s
sexy nuns are a perennial provocation.