Bushwick Fashion Show to Showcase Clothes Made From Giant Rats


A group of Brooklyn designers are staging a fashion show, called Nutria-palooza, in Bushwick, which will feature clothing made from the fur of nutria, the giant rodents that have overrun Louisiana. According to the Brooklyn Paper:

The show will feature two dozen designers, including “Mad Men”-era cocktail wraps, wintery coats, and even a fur-lined wedding dress.

We're not sure what the more offensive thing about this is, the idea of rat fur next to your skin or the fact that they are using the pelts of imported rats. Can't they skin some of ours?

Nutria — if you can’t beat ‘em, wear ‘em! [Brooklyn Paper]