Photos: Bristol Model Leaves Little to the Imagination as she Showcases Vegan Couture for PETA at Fashion Week
For Immediate Release:
20 September 2016
Sascha Camilli 02078376327, ext 235; [email protected]
PHOTOS: BRISTOL MODEL LEAVES LITTLE TO THE IMAGINATION AS SHE SHOWCASES VEGAN COUTURE FOR PETA AT FASHION WEEK
Model Joins Group’s Effort to Rid Runways of Wool, Fur, Angora, and Leather
Bristol – On Tuesday, three nearly naked PETA UK beauties – including model Anita De Bauch, 30, from Bristol – strutted on a vegan catwalk in the Piazza del Duomo, each dressed in little more than cruelty-free designer items such as a faux-leather jacket from Armani, a wool-free scarf from Missoni, and a faux-fur gilet from Dondup. In order to highlight the growing trend towards cruelty-free vegan fashion, the models brandished signs that made it clear that no animal suffered for their clothing.
“There’s nothing fashionable about bludgeoning and skinning alive gentle rabbits, sheep, foxes, and even dogs and cats”, says Anita. “I’m modelling in Milan to prove how easy it is to look fabulous without relying on cruelly produced, outdated animal skins.”
Video footage from an exposé of China’s angora industry shows that workers rip chunks of fur from rabbits’ skin as the animals scream in pain. Cows destined to be killed for leather endure painful mutilations, and PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – released an exposé that revealed a thriving dog-leather industry in China, in which workers club dogs and peel off their skin to make women’s dress gloves and other products that are exported around the world. And in the US and Australia – the source of 90 per cent of the world’s merino wool – sheep are kicked, punched, and killed by impatient shearers.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.