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Central Saint Martins student Tina Gorjanc, originally from Slovenia, has proposed a conceptual range of leather accessories produced with skin grown from late fashion designer Alexander McQueen's DNA.
The project is designed to make us aware that in legal terms we don't have full ownership of our bodily tissues — Gorjanc filed a patent application in May 2016, ensuring she was allowed to use the material made from McQueen's genetic information.
The project is designed to make us aware that in legal terms we don't have full ownership of our bodily tissues
originally posted by: mamabeth
a reply to: PhloydPhan
The nazi's made things out of human skin too:lamp shades,book covers,gloves...
It was wrong then and it still should be.
originally posted by: NewzNose
a reply to: mamabeth
I've seen 2 of those lampshades while on a tour of Hearstle Castle in Ca. Very obviously human skin and creepy, IMO.
Wm. R. Hearst was more than just a newspaper mogul...
After the good doctors had completed their efforts to advance medical science, a death mask likeness of Le Blanc’s face was cast in plaster. Then it was time to carve him up. Le Blanc’s skin was peeled off and dispatched to the Atno Tannery on Washington Street to be fashioned into a variety of “charming little keepsakes.” A large number of wallets, purses, lampshades and book jackets were produced from the hair follicle studded hide. Strips of skin were sold on the streets, each one personally signed by the honorable Sheriff Ludlow to verify its authenticity. These gruesome little souvenirs reportedly found their way into many a respectable Morristown home, where, it is said, many still remain to this day.