7 Crazy Dresses Made from Unusual Materials

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Cow-nipple dress by Rachel Freire-
Not since Rudi Gernreich's monokini have exposed nipples caused such a fashion scandal. At the recent London Fashion Week, 32-year-old ... more 
Photo by: rachelfreire.com
Cow-nipple dress by Rachel Freire-
Not since Rudi Gernreich's monokini have exposed nipples caused such a fashion scandal. At the recent London Fashion Week, 32-year-old British designer Rachel Freire showed a dress made of 3,000 cow and yak nipples-part of her spring-summer 2012 "Nippleocalypse" collection-and met with harsh criticism. "It seems to me absolutely grotesque," Labour MP Kerry McCarthy said. "I think most people will find it sickening and repulsive." But Freire defended her provocative piece, saying, "I create fashion using material that would otherwise end up on the scrap heap. What I am doing is recycling. The people criticizing are clearly clueless about the amount of leather wasted on a daily basis."

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