The M&S Turin Shroud is widely tipped to be the must-have item for the fashion conscious woman of 2010. The shroud, which has been restyled by Marks and Spencer’s Per Una design team, is expected to go on sale at Easter.
‘We already receiving enquiries and advance orders,’ said an M&S spokeswoman. Made of hard wearing ‘Jesus-era’ linen, the shroud will be available bearing an image of a crucified man in clear black-and-white negative or in natural softer sepia and is the first in M&S’s new ‘Jesus Nazarene’ range of women’s clothes. Mary Magdalene bras and knickers are expected to be available at Whitsun.
‘Our Turin Shroud will be covered by our usual returns guarantee,’ said the spokeswoman, ‘but we cannot make refunds for unauthenticated shrouds returned after 4000 AD.’