|The Illustrious Trench Coat.|
Á la mode model Edie Campbell was chosen to sport the sublime piece from the season. The grandiloquent but highly favoured £22,000 trench coat made entirely from peacock feathers. Avant-garde, the trench coat has triggered dropped jaws and lugubrious sighs from those realising they will never get to see or touch the masterpiece. Though the hit sensation of the season stands at £22,000, people seem willing to spend millions for five minutes alone with the pretty peacock piece. But of course, with outrageous fashion comes pandemonium. Complaints have risen over the morality of stripping peacocks of their pride in India through the use of poaching in peacock farms. Obnoxiously, animal rights activists and organisations have called the dressing 'Barbaric' as the animals are murdered for their feathers rather than the alternate - waiting for the bird to die or for the feathers to naturally fall off. As well as this, it is notably illegal to export peacock feathers in India and peacocks are currently being slaughtered in their thousands for the sake of fashion gold. Is the price for rare fashion garments too immoral? There seems to be a general nonchalance. Anna Wintour was spotted enrobed in the finery at the 9th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund gala, and the coat is broadly labelled as one of the most desirable pieces of the moment. So should the insouciance towards animal welfare be branded as unacceptable or should fashion continue to ignore the stereotypical 'fur is murder' philistine protests from 'pests'?
|The Burberry Spring/Summer 2013 Finale.|