Friday, March 06, 2009
On the rat-walk: Rodent headdress unveiled
A designer has unveiled a full face headdress made of real mice and rat carcasses on the fringes of London Fashion Week.
A model paraded up and down the catwalk in the headdress, which covered her whole face except her eyes - rat tails dangling down at the front and whiskers tickling her skin.
The creation was designed by French-born hairdresser and wigmaker Charlie Le Mindu, 22.
"I really like mice and rats. But everybody doesn't like them and I just wanted to show people it could be really beautiful," he told AFP after the show.
Asked if he was worried about how animal rights campaigners might react, he said: "It's better to make them [the rodents] beautiful than give them to the snakes."
Le Mindu was not on the official schedule for London Fashion Week but staged a show on the fringes on the final day of the event.