Dress made from yak nipples that shocked London Fashion Week
A BRIT designer has been slammed as “sick” after her show at London Fashion Week included dresses made from yaks’ NIPPLES.
Models wearing Rachel Freire’s creations – fashioned from 3,000 nipples – paraded down the catwalk at Somerset House on Monday.
The 32-year-old designer – who has worked with stars such as Christina Aguilera and Courtney Love – said she was excited about the two dresses and bras made up from body parts given to her by a tannery.
The controversial show also included an elaborate bra made from protruding nipples.
But animal rights campaigners and MPs lined up to attack the Liverpool-born designer.
Lib Dem MP Mike Hancock told The People he found the bizarre items “wholly inappropriate and disturbing”.
And Labour MP Kerry McCarthy blasted: “It seems to me absolutely grotesque. I think most people will find it sickening and repulsive.”
Justin Kerswell of animal rights organisaton Viva joined said: “Isn’t the way we treat farmed animals bad enough without turning their dead bodies into a runway freakshow?”
But Freire – who is preparing to exhibit at Paris Fashion Week – defended her clothes. She said: “They really make you aware of the animal itself.
“I create fashion using material that would otherwise end up on the scrap heap.
“What I am doing is recycling. The people criticising are clearly clueless about the amount of leather wasted on a daily basis."