Animals as accessories: a step too far?
Home-ware come fashion designer Kirsten Korhani divided the fashion set at Toronto Fashion Week, by using piglets as accessories.
As the models stomped down the runway holding tiny piglets instead of a conventional handbag, the crowds cooed, but twitter was a little more divided in response. With no official report from PETA, it seems the fashion world doesn't quite know where to stand on the issue of using animals on the catwalk. This isn't the first time Korhani has used animals on the runway, and we doubt it will be the last; in 2011 the designer enlisted the help of some very fluffy white rabbits for her Alice In Wonderland themed collection, and poodles walked alongside models the year before.
Piglets may seem like an odd choice of accessory, but the micro pig has become a celebrity favourite in recent years, with owners ranging from Harry Potter star Rupert Grint, to pet loving party girl, Paris Hilton, who added a micro pig named Princess Piglette to her collection of Chihuahuas.
Whilst there's no doubt that using animals on the catwalk adds a certain element of originality, it is often nothing more than a media stunt to gain coverage. Walking dogs down the runway may seem like a cute idea, but I'd much rather see them strutting their stuff on the street - and I don't think I'll be swapping my beloved handbags for a piglet shaped accessory any time soon!
[Photo: My Daily]