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Paris fashion show hosted by Kanye West ‘ghastly’

By LIZ JONES @ Dailymail.co.uk

Paris fashion press on Tuesday got a shock from Kanye West. The fashion writers, who hailed this Fall 2012 fashion show collection as ‘much improved’ and a ‘concise statement’ probably don’t even know what astrakhan. Kanye West used furs liberally in his designs. Let me tell you about this most ghastly of ‘fabrics’. Astrakhan is the fur of an unborn lamb. Yes, a foetus. The sheep is slaughtered, and the unborn lamb is ripped from her womb, its coat still curly and unformed. (Did you also know that lambswool is most commonly taken from the backs of just slaughtered lambs? What did you think they did: used a little pink comb?)

Ghastly and cruel? A model wears am astrakhan top under a bizarre fur arm-warmerGhastly and cruel? A model a fur coat at the Kanye West show in Paris
Ghastly: Astrakhan, the ‘fabric’ used to create the vest, left, is made from the fetuses of lambs torn from their mother’s wombs. Kanye West’s gratuitous use of fur in his fashion show was likely sponsored by the U.S. fur industry, says Liz about Kanye West use of crocodile skin, and fox fur for bags, back packs and huge arm warmers all presented in the fashion show. Even his view of women fashion seems dubious and strangely out of date, given so much skin tight leather, and bondage whips presented in the fashion collection. And, while much is being made at the moment about the fact fashion models work so hard for often so little money (viz, the story that Marc Jacobs doesn’t always pay his Paris runway models, given the prestige heaped upon them for wearing his polka dot proms), I wonder why Arizona Muse, Vogue cover girl and one of the world’s best paid mannequins, feels the need to wear so much white fur to earn a another crust, which she surely doesn’t eat anyway.  Okay, so the reason the rapper used so much fur, so many fetishes, so much ‘exotic’ skin (crocodiles routinely pole-axed, take many hours to die)?
Surely she doesn't need the money? Arizona Muse was draped in white fur at the Paris showJourdan Dunn walked in the show, which saw skins from crocodile and other exotic creatures used to create dresses and other garments
 Surely she doesn’t need the money? Arizona Muse was draped in white fur at the Paris fashion show; while Jourdan Dunn, right, wore a dress trimmed at the top with crocodile – whose skin is routinely removed from their bodies after they are pole-axed and left to die
Unnecessary: A fur back packUnnecessary: A fur back pack and a crocodile skin trim
Slowly Unnecessarily: A fur back pack, left, and right, crocodile skin used to trim a fashion garment at the neck Well, for one, he was undoubtedly sponsored, probably by Saga furs, the body that governs and promotes the fur trade in north America. Second, he has no ideas, or anything new to give us. He doesn’t know how to cut a pattern, or construct a seam, or even sew a buttonhole. But he wants us to think his paris fashion collection is luxurious, elitist and covetable, so he falls back on the thing that all designers with no imagination or morals fall back on: electrocuting small animals via their vagina or rectum, and often skinning them alive. They create a trickle-down effect, which means even more cats and dogs are skinned alive in China to satisfy demand for cheaper, copycat clothes. The problem was, Kim Kardashian was sat front row, draped in a fur stole. If anything is going to make fur seem cheap, nasty, trashy and  unnecessary, it is the presence of the reality TV star. Bit of an own goal for the former rapper, dontcha think? Wonder what Anna Wintour thinks about ALL of this furlish-cious-ness expressed this Fall 2012 season..
Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Kim Kardashian joined a fur-draped front row - though Liz says reality TV star Kim's presence only served to make the collection seem yet more trashy

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Kim Kardashian joined a fur-draped front row – though Liz says reality TV star Kim’s presence only served to make the collection seem yet more trashy Read more:

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