19 Feb '14, 5pm

Why are Greenpeace volunteers dangling from this iconic Italian ceiling?

Why are Greenpeace volunteers dangling from this iconic Italian ceiling?

Dangling from the ceiling of Italy's Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II on Wednesday, Greenpeace activists opened Milan Fashion Week in an unorthodox way: by unfurling an enormous banner calling for an end to the toxic luxury industry. Featuring Russian model Eugenia Volodina, a young "king," and the words “Beautiful Fashion, Ugly Lies? #TheKingisNaked," the 1,000-square-foot placard is part of a campaign to raise awareness about toxic substances in designer children's clothing. The demonstration dovetailed with the release of A Little Story About a Fashionable Lie , a report that details the "broad range of hazardous chemicals" it found in children’s apparel and footwear produced by eight luxury fashion brands, including Dior , Dolce & Gabbana , Georgio Armani , Louis Vuitton , Trussardi , and Versace . PREVIOUSLY ON ECOUTERRE: Toxic “Little Monsters” Lurk in Your Kids’ Closet...

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