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Child’s Spine: Fashion Accessory

Much has been made of the blatant examples of child molestation and abuse seen in the fashion advertisements produced by the European firm Balenciaga. Here, Natly Denise shows us how Balenciaga is hardly alone in the fashion world.

She introduces an Indonesian designer, Arnold Putra, who created a women’s handbag whose handle consists of a child’s spine. Putra insisted he acquired the spine legally through a medical supply house in Canada. Still, his choice of materials speaks volumes, particularly when you consider he has also used “albino skin” and “plastinated human remains” in his clothing.

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