The fashion designers seem to have come of age and it’s not the cloth that catches their fancy anymore, but they are now experimenting with animal meat. And, recently a dress made from 3,000 cow and yak nipples has caused uproar among animal rights activists and politicians.
Created from the patches ofcattle hide recovered from tanneries, the provocative piece called Nippleocalypse was revealed at the London Fashion Week spring/summer collection 2012 by British designer Rachel Freire.
The dress has come under the scanner of the animal rights campaigners and MPs who have been expressing their outrage at the designer for her wacky wares. The provocative dress includes an intricate bra made from layers of protruding nipples.
"It seems to me absolutely grotesque. I think most people will find it sickening and repulsive," the Daily Mail quoted Labour MP Kerry McCarthy as telling People.
Justin Kerswell from animal rights organisation Viva added: "Isn't the way we treat farmed animals bad enough without turning their dead bodies into a runway freakshow?"
Freire, who is set to showcase her latest collection at Paris Fashion Week, defended her creations saying: "They really make you aware of the animal itself."
"I create fashion using material that would otherwise end up on the scrap heap.