If the past 24 hours have taught anything to luxury brands, it’s that featuring animals in a fashion show is a fraught p…

If the past 24 hours have taught anything to luxury brands, it’s that featuring animals in a fashion show is a fraught proposition. While Schiaparelli set off a hailstorm of controversy with its eerily realistic depictions of animal heads, the bestiary that artist Xavier Veilhan created for the Chanel couture show was fanciful enough to skirt any accusations of cruelty to animals.His giant stylized sculptures of creatures including a buffalo, a horse and the fictional “croco-dog” were wheeled out at the start of the show, held in the temporary Grand Palais venue near the Eiffel Tower, marking the third and final chapter of Veilhan’s collaboration with Chanel creative director Virginie Viard.Animals are a recurring theme in his work and Viard suggested he riff on those found in the carefully restored apartment of founder Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, which is filled with objects, sculptures and drawings representing does, stags, birds, camels and lions — the latter a nod to her star sign, Leo.Tap the link in bio for more from today’s Digital Daily. Report: Photo: Video:

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