During a rare Alexander McQueen fashion show in New York last night, the designer (whose intentional use of fox heads and bird skulls has been called “desperate” by PETA’s president) got more than he bargained for. In the middle of the show, two PETA members with blood-red paint covering their hands leapt onto the catwalk and displayed signs reading, “Fur on your back, blood on your hands,” before being tackled by security guards and dragged off the stage. As PETA President Ingrid Newkirk puts it,
“McQueen’s macabre designs might be intended to titillate, but they simply nauseate. There is nothing remotely ‘fashionable’ about the torture and death of animals killed for something that a caveperson would wear.”
Hopefully this will serve as a message to McQueen and others who condone the torture of animals for their designs that compassionate people will not continue to indulge their cruel fetishes, and that their archaic sense of what’s “fashionable” will soon be little more than an ugly footnote in the history books. That, or they’ll obliviously keep it up until some legislator has the good sense to ban fur farming for good and put them out of business. Whichever comes sooner is fine with me.