A fashion house says no animals were harmed in the production of a dress that featured an ultra-realistic tiger head on Kylie Jenner’s shoulder and was shown on the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week.
Jenner Arrived at Schiaparelli’s couture runway show in Paris wearing a dress from the designer’s collection that featured a fake lion head.
The gown, designed by Schiaparelli, prompted accusations of promoting animal cruelty and glamorizing trophy hunting – but some animal rights activists came out in support of the collection.
A nearly identical version of the dress was later worn by Irina Shayk on the runway.
The show also featured a faux taxidermy snow leopard and a wolf modeled by Naomi Campbell.
Schiaparelli posted a video of Jenner on Instagram, detailing the materials used to create the tiger: “Hand-sculpted foam, wool and silk faux fur…as lifelike as possible.” Hand painted to look.”
The brand added in capital letters: “No animals were harmed in the making of this look.”
But animal rights campaigner and former prime minister Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie Johnson slammed the designs as “grotesque”, writing on Instagram: “Real or fake it just promotes trophy hunting.
‘Where there’s a will there’s a way’
However, animal rights charity PETA – which named Mrs Johnson as its “Person of the Year” for 2020 – came out in defense of the fake looks.
In a statement, PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk told Sky News: “Kylie’s look celebrates the beauty of tigers and can be a statement against trophy hunting, which breaks up tiger families to satisfy human egos. is given
“These brilliantly inventive three-dimensional animal heads show that where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
Despite PETA’s stance, many took to the brand’s Instagram page to express their displeasure with Schiaparelli’s design.
One commenter wrote: “No matter how you justify it to your models and celebrities – wrong animal clothing is a huge problem with implications you don’t understand. .. Even though no animals were harmed, the concept promotes the wearing of animals for fashion. The despicable elite continue to suffer.”
Another comment, which has received thousands of likes, said: “We have to stop showing animals as a luxury.
‘Products’. They can be made from foam, but they are an endangered species that have historically been killed to turn their pellets into clothing.”
There were those who came to the brand’s defense, however, with some saying the designs were artful and deliberately provocative.
One person wrote: “The whole point of haute couture is an art performance, a concept, projected onto a person. This is art, and the concept here is Dante’s Inferno.”
Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris runs through Thursday, January 26. The controversial Schiaparelli show kicked off the event on Tuesday.
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