A woman has disrupted a Gucci fashion show in Milan, protesting against the use of animal fur.
The young woman, reportedly a member of the animal welfare organisation Peta, burst onto the catwalk as models walked past, holding up a sign that read “Basta Pelli Esotiche” in Italian – Ban Exotic Skins.
She was led away by a security guard.
The stunt in Milan follows a similar protest in New York earlier this month.
Activists from Peta – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals – interrupted a runway show at New York Fashion Week to protest against the use of leather.
One activist wore only body paint which was designed to look like a flayed body, depicting flesh, muscle and tendons.
The protesters managed to get about halfway around the room before they were intercepted and removed by security staff.
Milan is also hosting shows by other fashion heavyweights including Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace as part of its bi-annual fashion week.
The event marks the third leg of the month-long Spring/Summer 2024 catwalk calendar that began in New York. Other stops include London and Paris.
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