26 Sep '11, 7pm

Repulsive Or Recycled? Dress Of 3,000 Yak Nipples Sparks Outrage

Photos: Rachel Freire and People If Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress wasn't enough to faze you, then Rachel Freire's collection of dresses made of yak nipples may do the trick. The Liverpool-based designer recently unveiled a collection of dresses at London's Fashion Week crafted out of 3,000 yak nipples, arousing the ire of animal rights activists and members of the British parliament. They vilified her creations as "sickening", "grotesque", "repulsive", "disturbing" and a "runaway freak show." But Freire gives another surprising side to the story. According to Friere, the yak nipples were given to her by tanneries, which would have thrown them out. In all, the 32-year-old's odd collection included two dresses as well as a bra featuring "protruding" yak nipples. People UK quotes her as saying: I create fashion using material that would otherwise end up on the scrap heap. W...

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