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TALK OF THE TOWN: Stella McCartney sends models to prowl the streets of London

As a passionate vegetarian and activist, Stella McCartney has insisted animals should never be 'the ingredients of a fashion show' and, true to her word, no animals were harmed in the making of her latest campaign, featuring a menagerie of horses, poodles, rabbits and wolves – because they were all models!

The designer must have paid a fortune for some of the UK's most beautiful faces to appear in her new collection, but she had no qualms about covering most of them with oversized animal heads.

The designer, had her models prowling the streets of central London in trouser suits, clutching £720 faux-leather handbags from her Falabella range, as part of the campaign she has described as a blend of 'fantasy and reality in a post-lockdown world'.

Stella McCartney has insisted animals should never be 'the ingredients of a fashion show' and, true to her word, no animals were harmed in the making of her latest campaign

The designer must have paid a fortune for some of the UK's most beautiful faces to appear in her new collection, but she had no qualms about covering most of them with oversized animal head. Pictured: Stella McCartney

One, dressed as a poodle, was cycling around on a bicycle to the amazement of onlookers.

During lockdown, Stella published an 'A to Z manifesto' of her brand values with V standing for... you guessed it, vegan. 

She now estimates her bags and clothes, some made from 'mushroom leather', have saved 'between 300,000 and 400,000 cows from being killed'.

Is it cocktail time at No 10? 

Following my news that Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie have swapped eye-wateringly expensive Daylesford food hampers for £24 Gousto recipe kits, I now learn they have taken delivery of six boxes of mangos! 

Arriving in a Mercedes-Benz seemingly driven directly from Heathrow, the 72 Indian Alphonso mangos were treated like VIPs arriving at a red-carpet event. 

Fruity Fresh, the wholesaler which supplied the fruit, believes they were intended for Boris, rather than the Sunaks who live at the same address. 

And my Downing Street mole says they could have been a gift from the Indian High Commission. Mango bellinis all round! 

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