In 2005, the french clothing brand Marithé + François Girbaud, released a print to promote itself called » A tribute to woman « .
This ad re interpret the painting of Leonard de Vinci La Cène, picturing the Last Supper.
The Last Supper is the final meal that, according to Christian belief, Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. The Last Supper is commemorated by Christians especially on Maundy Thrusday Moreover, the Last Supper provides the scriptural basis for the Eucharist also known as « Holy Communion » or « The Lord’s Supper ».
In the Marithé + François Girbaud’s supper, there only are women at the table, excepted for one man, in a really evocative position. We can only see his back. This man seems to be the Apostle Jean. The women, and the man, are all dressed up with the brand’s clothes.
In France this print caused complications when « Croyance et Libertés », French bishop’s association, registered a complaint for « insult against the Christian ». « A tribute to woman » was banned by the authorities but can be really easily found online.