Former Victoria’s Secret model Kylie Bisutti, who gave up her career because it clashed with her faith, has launched a Christian fashion line.
The 23-year-old, who left modeling to become a ‘Proverbs 31 wife and mother’and released a tell-all memoir, I’m No Angel, earlier this year, is now a co-owner of God Inspired Fashion.
‘God Inspired Fashion is all about spreading God’s word everywhere and making it easier for Christians to share their faith and God’s love,’ said Mrs Bisutti, who was based in New York but now lives in the quiet town of Big Fork, Montana, with her husband, Mike.
‘And that’s really what the world needs right now.’
The collection features both womenswear and mesnwear, as well as a Back to School line for children – all printed with ‘words of faith’.
Women’s skinny jeans are emblazoned with ‘Keep your heart with all diligence,’ and ‘Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.’
Pocket tank tops read: ‘For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power,’ and ‘Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vein conceit.’
Patterned prairie skirts and denim jackets are also featured. ‘The word of God endures forever,’ explains one fitted denim shirt.
Men’s clothing follows MUCH the same formula, such as the ‘Bad company corrupts’ button-down shirt.
The founders of God Inspired Fashion believe that sharing God’s word will help other believers ‘identify and connect with you.’
Sharing God: The collection features both womenswear and mesnwear, as well as a Back to School line for children – all printed with ‘words of faith’
Walk the talk: Girls’ Floral Denim Skinny Jeans, $34 (left); Issues of life Women’s Skinny Jeans, $59.99 (right)
Mrs Bisutti, who said she ‘started to feel exploited and sexualized’ in the modeling industry, said she wanted to stay in fashion as long as it ‘promoted God’s Kingdom.’.
‘God inspired fashion is hoping to reach a larger market by offering a variety of fashionable jeans, tops, and accessories,’ said the former model.
Mrs Bisutti took the media by storm after she released her book, I’m No Angel: From Victoria’s Secret Model to Role Model, about the struggles she faced as a religious supermodel.
For the faithful: ‘God inspired fashion is hoping to reach a larger market by offering a variety of fashionable jeans, tops, and accessories,’ said the former model’
Out loud: The founders of God Inspired Fashion believe that sharing God’s word will help other believers ‘identify and connect with you’
Printed proverbs: The Lord is my strength T-shirt, $22.99 (left); Love the Lord your God T-shirt, $19.99 (right)
‘It definitely felt like I was being made to sell sex. I just really started to feel exploited and sexualized,’ she told the Today Show in May.
She said that model agents made her feel intense pressure to be ‘incredibly thin’ and she turned to ‘crazy’ and ‘unhealthy’ crash diets in a bid to drop weight.
‘I’m just thankful that God changed my heart earlier on rather than being five or ten years down the road,’ she added.