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PETA has praised Kylie Jenner’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ look at fashion show

Rachel Lang

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PETA has praised Kylie Jenner’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ look at fashion show

Featured Image Credit: Kylie Jenner/Instagram

Kylie Jenner opted to wear a lion's head to a fashion show this week and, in a twist no one saw coming, animal rights organization PETA has praised her for it.

Jenner touched down in Paris on Monday (January 23) to hit up the Schiaparelli Haute Couture show in a daring look that many would have been condemned for.

The 25-year-old donned a svelte black dress and opted for a not-so typical fashion accessory to go with it: a massive lion's head.

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Kylie Jenner was criticised on social media for wearing a faux 'lion's head' to a fashion show this week. Credit: Instagram/@kyliejenner
Kylie Jenner was criticised on social media for wearing a faux 'lion's head' to a fashion show this week. Credit: Instagram/@kyliejenner

It thankfully did not come from a real lion, which means the detail and work that went into the accessory is simply mind-blowing.

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk certainly thought so too, praising the fashion house for its 'fabulously innovative' headdress.

Models Irina Shayk and Naomi Campbell wore similar looks for the catwalk show.

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Newkirk told TMZ: "Kylie, Naomi, and Irina’s looks celebrate the beauty of wild animals and may be a statement against trophy hunting, in which lions and wolves are torn apart to satisfy human egotism."

She also encouraged Jenner and other models, celebrities, and the like 'extend this creativity to exclude sheep shorn bloody for wool and silkworms boiled alive in their cocoons'.

Newkirk added: “We encourage everyone to stick with 100 per cent cruelty-free designs that showcase human ingenuity and prevent animal suffering."

Credit: Irina Shayk/Instagram
Credit: Irina Shayk/Instagram
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To shed some light on the incredibly detailed look, Schiaparelli shared several snaps to social media to detail the meaning and intentions of the piece from their Inferno Couture collection.

"The leopard, the lion, and the she-wolf—representing lust, pride, and avarice in Dante’s iconic allegory — in hand sculpted foam, resin, wool and silk faux fur, hand painted to look as life-like as possible," the brand said.

They added: "NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED IN MAKING THIS LOOK."

Jenner posted a string of snaps of her outfit on social media to show off the wild look. "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST," the 25-year-old said.

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"I loved wearing this faux art creation constructed by hand using manmade materials. Beautiful."

But, despite the lion's head being fake, not everyone was as thrilled at the choice.

Many social media users took to the comments of Jenner’s post to remind her that animals are 'not a fashion statement'.

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One person wrote: "So sad to see celebrities on such a platform normalize animal cruelty."

While another said: "Glorifying animal hunting is not the one."

And a third added: "Might not be real but still doesn’t sit right if you are an animal lover."

Well, looks like you can't win, Kylie. It's a jungle out there.

Topics: Celebrity, Kylie Jenner, Animals

Rachel Lang
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