This Monday, January 23, was the haute couture show of the Schiaparelli collection. Outfits with realistic animal heads met with a mixed reception. Environmental activists were also expected to come forward with criticism. However, the animal rights organization PETA has spoken out in support of the brand. Page Six writes about it.
PETA President Ingrid Newkirk called Schiaparelli’s look “fabulously innovative” because they used no fur or natural leather.
“Kylie, Naomi and Irina’s look celebrates the beauty of wild animals and is a statement against trophy hunting where lions and wolves are slaughtered to satisfy human selfishness,” Newkirk said.
The costumes decorated with lion, leopard and wolf heads are believed to refer to Dante’s Divine Comedy.
There have been many negative comments on social media. So, under the post on Kylie’s account, they wrote: “Animals are not trophies”, “As an African I am extremely offended. The implications are very worrying.”
Remember, according to a recent study published in the scientific journal PLOS Biology, by the end of the century, the animal population in Antarctica could be reduced by 97%. This conclusion was reached by scientists from the United States, environmentalists and politicians from 12 countries.