Here’s what PETA thinks about Kylie Jenner carrying lion’s head for fashion show
On Monday, reality star Kylie Jenner wowed in a furry haute couture outfit that even PETA complimented.
The “Kardashians” star wore a gown created especially for her by Schiaparelli’s creative director, Daniel Roseberry, to the Paris fashion show for Spring/Summer ’23. Jenner’s black dress was a bit more exotic than the norm thanks to the lion’s head sewn onto the right shoulder.
“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. thank you @danielroseberry and @schiaparelli for such a special morning,” Jenner caption on social media. “wow I loved wearing this faux art creation constructed by hand using manmade materials. beautiful beautiful”
The makeup magnate’s lion-adorned outfit was only one example of the animal-inspired ensembles available from Schiaparelli’s “Inferno Couture” collection.
Naomi Campbell wore a fur coat with a black wolf’s head on the shoulder on the runway on Monday, while Shalom Harlow wore a leopard-print dress with a genuine leopard baring its teeth on the breast.
Schiaparelli released a statement claiming, “NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED IN MAKING THIS LOOK,” to clarify her stance on the use of animals in the creation of these garments.
The eye-catching accents were not constructed from real fur from animal heads that had been dismembered, but rather from hand-sculpted foam, wool, and silk. To “celebrating the glory of the natural world,” as Schiaparelli put it in the press release, they were painstakingly hand-painted to seem as realistic as possible.
The Animal Protection Institute (PETA), which has long campaigned against the use of actual fur and leather in clothing, was also a fan.
The president of an animal rights organisation, Ingrid Newkirk, told TMZ on Monday that Jenner’s new appearance “celebrates lions’ beauty and may be a statement against trophy hunting, in which lion families are torn apart to satisfy human egotism.”
She elaborated, saying, “Sorry but it’s a no for me. Whether it’s fake or not, it promotes animal cruelty,”
New from Schiaparelli’s extravagant luxury wear collection were animal-inspired outfits with sculptural dresses with exaggerated features and golden accessories.
Schiaparelli captioned an Instagram video of its runway presentation, “Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso: One cannot exist without the others, “It is a reminder that there is no such thing as heaven without hell; there is no joy without sorrow; there is no ecstasy of creation without the torture of doubt.”