- Title: UNITED KINGDOM: "PETA" ANTI FUR PROTESTORS DISRUPT JULIEN MACDONALD FASHION SHOW
- Date: 18th September 2005
- Summary: (EU) LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 18, 2005) (REUTERS) 1. MODEL AT JULIEN MACDONALD SHOW WEARING LONG GEOMETRIC-PRINT DRESS 2. GREEN GEOMETRIC-PRINT SHIRT AND MATCHING TROUSERS 3. DRAPED PRINTED MINI-DRESS 4. ORANGE MINI DRESS 5. GREEN SEQUIN DRESS 6. PROTESTER RUNS ON TO CATWALK DISPLAYING A BANNER READING: FUR IS DEAD 7. ANOTHER PROTESTER HOLDS BANNER READING: FUR KILLS; MODEL WEARING YELLOW DRESS WALKS UP BEHIND PROTESTER; AUDIENCE BOOING ( 9 SECONDS) 8. SECURITY GUARD REMOVING PROTESTERS FROM CATWALK (17 SECONDS ) 9. MODELS CARRYING ON WALKING ON CATWALK 10. PURPLE SEQUIN DRESS 11. GOLD BROCADE DRESS 12. GOLD SEQUIN DRESS 13. LONG PURPLE DRESS WITH FEATHERED BOTTOM 14. WHITE STRING BIKINI AND CROCHET CARDIGAN 15. MALE MODEL WEARING SEQUIN UNDERWEAR 16. GOLD SATIN DRESS 17. SEQUIN GOLD BIKINI 18. SILVER SEQUIN BIKINI AND BROWN FEATHER SHRUG 19. MODELS ON CATWALK AT END OF SHOW 20. DESIGNER JULIEN MACDONALD COMING ON TO CATWALK AT END OF SHOW WITH ARM AROUND MODEL 21. ANTI-FUR PROTESTER RUNS ON TO CATWALK HOLDING BANNER READING: MACDONALD FUR SCUM , PROTESTOR TAKEN AWAY BY SECURITY GUARD AND PUSHED TO GROUND (14 SECONDS) 22. (SOUNDBITE)(English) DESIGNER JULIEN MACDONALD SAYING: "Well, do you know what, all publicity is good publicity. And, do you know what, I'm pro-fur and I would be lying if I said that I wasn't. Almost 60 percent of my business is in Russia. I make a lot of fur coats. I love animals; I've got three dogs and a cat. I wear leather shoes and I also wear a fur coat. And, do you know what, there's far more important things to worry about like the tsunami and what happened in New Orleans than worrying about a fur coat and a dead animal. I believe live your life as much as you can and live it in the most glamorous and exotic way you can because you only have one life and just go for it." 23. MACDONALD TALKING TO REPORTERS 4.16 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
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- Story Text: Anti-fur protesters disrupt first show of London Fashion Week.
Three anti-fur protesters burst on to the catwalk on Sunday
(September 18) during London Fashion Week's first show, which was by designer Julien Macdonald.
Carrying signs saying "Fur Kills" and "Fur is Dead", two campaigners from the animal rights group People for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) ran on to the runway where
models were showing spring/summer fashions, shouting slogans
before security dragged them off.
At the end of the show, as Macdonald walked up the catwalk, a third
protester ran on to the stage with a sign saying "Macdonald Fur
The Welsh designer, who did not use fur in this show but has used it in the past, laughed off the experience and said all publicity was good publicity.
"There are far more important things to worry about like the
tsunami and what happened in New Orleans than worrying about a fur coat and a dead animal," he said after the show. In 2003, campaigners stormed his show during the February Fashion Week as he made extensive use of the material.
The collection itself had a cheerful, summery feel, with tropical and geometric patterns on sun dresses, shorts and safari shirts. Models were sun-tanned with their hair swept in to chignons, reflecting the glamorous mood of the show.
Swimwear was tiny and metallic, with string bikinis for women and
sequin speedos for men.
For daytime, colours were rich and bright -- fuschia, canary yellow, lime green and purple dominated. For eveningwear, the colour palate switched to decadent golds. Figure-hugging cocktail dresses and floor-skimming backless column dresses dripped with sequin and crystal.
Macdonald graduated from London's Royal College of Art in 1996 and
became head knitwear designer for Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld. He launched his first own-label collection in 1997 and went on to be Creative Director for Givenchy in Paris from 2001 - 2004.
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