Tomorrow, PETA Models Walk In ‘Human Skin’ Gruesome Fashion Show, Bring Awareness To Plight, Cruelty Of Using Animal Skins As Clothing


Models to Walk in ‘Human Skin’ Fashion Show Outside Urban Outfitters


On Wednesday, December 14th at noon, PETA “models” will unfurl a carpeted “runway” outside Urban Outfitters on Broadway across from Herald Square and form their own catwalk to showcase designs made of hyperrealistic “human leather” from Urban Outraged, a guerrilla marketing effort by PETA made to resemble a real online store that sells jackets, boots, skirts, and bags made from what looks like humans’ skin.

The group hopes the gruesome fashion show will make people question the acceptability of using any living, feeling being’s skin for fashion—something Urban Outfitters brands, including Anthropologie and Free People, do by selling wool, cashmere, mohair, leather, down, silk, and alpaca wool, all of which represent extreme violence, cruelty, and fear.

“A cow’s skin belongs to her, and she feels fear and pain in a slaughterhouse every bit as much as you or I would,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is challenging shoppers to see the individual behind every bit of animal skin on store racks and shelves and opt for cruelty-free clothing instead.”

Event Location: 1333 Broadway, at the intersection with W. 35th Street, New York

Note the "teeth" at the edge of the boots! PETA Models wearing "human skin" clothing and shoes.

Note the “teeth” at the edge of the boots! PETA Models wearing “human skin” clothing and shoes.

Banner Image: Model in ‘human skin’ jacket. Image Credit – PETA

All Images: PETA protest in front of Urban Outfitters. Image Credit – PETA


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, and PETA entities have more than 9 million members and supporters globally. PETA opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment business. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals. PETA works through public education, investigative newsgathering and reporting, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.


  • Avatar STEAK LOVR says:

    I’d love to go there and eat a big juicy red steak, rare as I like it.

    No steak sauce just salt like a REAL MAN.

    • Pig In A Polk Pig In A Polk says:

      That is all it takes to be a real man? Wow, that’s a low bar if I ever saw one.

      • Ralphie Boy Ralphie Boy says:

        I like steak. But I don’t need to hide behind a wall of pretense.

        I am a man because I was born a man. Pretty simple.

        My wife and daughters enjoy steak, too.

        Are they ”manly?”

    • Dynamo Kid Dynamo Kid says:

      Real men don’t cook their steak. They eat it raw like my late acquaintance Stanley Owsley, III.

      Yes; he really ate steak raw. And, for health reasons, not to cover for some insecurity.

    • Garlic Eater Garlic Eater says:

      I’m Sicilian. So I support you doing you. Freedom. Ya’ know?

      You want to go do that, go for it. Sounds like if you don’t annoy, you’ll entertain. Maybe both.

      My grandkids are vegetarian. I just care that they are getting proper nutrition.

      If you understood the Sicilian notion of the place food has in life, you wouldn’t think eating a steak is mannish or womanish.

      That’s just immature.

  • Avatar ▁ ▂ ▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ █ R * I * L * E * Y █ ▇ ▆ ▅ ▄ ▂ ▁ says:

    people wore skins like for forever

    • Pig In A Polk Pig In A Polk says:

      People also cleaned their butts with leaves. Your point is?

    • Dynamo Kid Dynamo Kid says:

      While this is true, I think we must make a distinction between skins and furs for survival or using these as fashion items.

      Really, I am not into taking the lives of animals. HOWEVER, if there’s a poor Black, White, or Native American family out there in the wilds of the U.S.A. that needs to kill deer to feed their kids, then there is little anyone can say.

      Don’t think such families don’t exist! It’s far more common that you might realize. People share meat with neighbors and family. They can’t afford big freezer units.

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