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You made that dress out of what?

You made that dress out of what?

Posted 23 November 2011   by Jesse         Permalink | 16 Comments

Tags: leather, cows, un-wishlist, fashion, celebrities

Sometimes "gross" is just not strong enough a word! Apparently this outfit, made entirely of cows' and yaks' nipples recently sparked outrage at Paris's fashion week.

If you ask me, it's udderly disgusting! (sorry couldn't help myself) I can completely understand why people would be outraged by a ridiculous dress made of cows' nipples. What I still struggle to understand is why people aren't equally outraged when coats are made out of the rest a cows' skin -- which she needs just as much as her nipples.

The designer has defended her work saying, "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."

What is a real waste is the fact that animals have their lives cut short for the sake of leather at all -- especially with so many alternatives! And fortunately we're not alone in thinking this. While in Sydney recently, Toby Maguire (a vegan -- woo!) sent back his complimentary Mercedes (with leather interiors) because he didn't want to drive around, sitting on the skin of a dead animal during his stay in Australia.

They say cows have a great memory and can even hold a grudge for years. What a grudge they must hold for the way many of their bovine buddies are killed for their skin. For example, did you know that in India (where much leather comes from) poor families may sell their cows on the agreement that they be properly looked after, only for the animals to then be forced to march for huge distances -- their tails broken and chilli rubbed in their eyes to keep them moving -- to get to slaughterhouses where they can be killed.

This one's going on my 'un-wish list'. When you're deciding what to get me for Christmas, you can rule out anything made from cows' nipples, or any other part of a cow.

Have you seen any outfits that can match this cow nipple dress for being ridiculous and obscene?

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xAshlee xAshlee 24 November 2011
1
that is horrible. :/

nice story about Toby though
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LindyBob LindyBob 24 November 2011
2
The designer is sick in the head! How can you call that recycling ?!
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DaveQB DaveQB 24 November 2011
3
I don't think the designer is doing anything more than what others are doing in using animals body parts.

How are the nipples of a cow any less/more important to the cow than the skin as Jesse pointed out?
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Julie B Julie B 24 November 2011
4
Disgusting! Fashion!?
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Christina3 Christina3 24 November 2011
5
That's only one of the most disgusting things I've ever heard. Why would anyone WANT to wear cows nipples anyway? Then again, why anyone would want to wear their skin either...
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DaveQB DaveQB 28 November 2011
6
Exactly right Christina3
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This is a Deleted Account This is a Deleted Account 29 November 2011
7
That is just completely DISGUSTING!!
ewwwwwwwwwwww
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PurpleFae PurpleFae 30 November 2011
8
I don't find this disgusting - anymore than fashion designers praising other animal skins.

The mentality around wearing animal skins = a luxury and a status of sophisticated, power etc is what is disgusting. Nipples in of themselves are no more disgusting than any other part they could use.

Same s**t, just adding the word nipples to generate hype and get media. In a way, the designer is smart. Gotta get famous somehow. Don't understand why anyone in any field is happy to show the world they have no ethics though.

Even with the dodgy 'recycling' argument, if the designer used nipples for a PR campaign, then the designer knows if it worked as it has, they're promoting the use of animal products in fashion. So yeah, I'd say the designer is more willing to put their personal fashion agenda as priority over recycling and related ethics.
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Buddha Baby Buddha Baby 6 December 2011
9
Firstly, What "outfit"?? Its a belt and some weird looking should bits. This is why I don't get fashion.

Secondly, Ewwww

Thirdly, I guess its no different than other animal clothing, fur, leather, wool, ect.

Fouthly, Ewwww again
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Val Val 12 December 2011
10
I don't like calling it gross....I think its quite sad
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hatblocker hatblocker 15 December 2011
11
you are giving the makers of this rubbish exactly what they crave
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Connor Cushen! Connor Cushen! 15 December 2011
12
That is just one of the examples of what french people do [im not saying their the worst country towards animals ever im saying] what they do to animals is horrible like they roast snails and frogs its horrible and crude! and now look what their doing turning cow nipples in to food! that is just horrible horrific and crude poor cows.
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Connor Cushen! Connor Cushen! 21 December 2011
13
I ment clothes not food thumb
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FlyingFox FlyingFox 20 January 2012
14
That looks horrible - even the model looks disgusted!
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Theodora Theodora 14 March 2012
15
That is sooo disgusting !! It's unbelievable beyond words !!!
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Kelsey1 MsDrago Kelsey1 MsDrago 15 August 2012
16
I am speechless.
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