A spokesman for TWELV explained the idea behind the photograph to MailOnline.
Founder and editor-in-chief, Hissa Igarashi, is a big fan of the Virgin Mary. Prior to commencing work on TWELV, he creatively directed the aptly named VIRGINE Magazine,' she said. 'He really wanted to have the signature of the Virgin Mary for the premiere issue of his new magazine.'
She added: 'Hissa believed that he could create a very elegant image with Mischa featured in the likeness of the Virgin Mary.'
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