I am pleased to see that pink elephants are in style, or, more specifically, in the Thursday Styles section of the New York Times. As the Times reported, attendees of runway shows being held at Milk Studios during New York Fashion Week will be greeted by a 10-foot-tall inflatable pink elephant, designed by artist Tristin Lowe. The elephant is part of a collaboration between Made Fashion Week and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, designed to raise awareness about ivory trafficking and the killing of African elephants. (Made Fashion Week is producing more than 30 runway shows, including 15 at Milk Studios.)
I’m definitely in favor of helping African elephants, which I had the great pleasure of seeing up close and personal during my trip to South Africa last year.
I’m also in favor of pink elephants. As I told JCK Magazine earlier this year, one of my new Maneater rings will feature a pink elephant. I wasn’t planning to share any photos before the official debut of the ring, but now I can’t resist giving you a peek of the design as a work-in-progress.
You’ll see photos of the finished ring later this year!
LOOOOOVE!!! Your ring is incredible, can’t wait to see the finished piece. Elephant poachers are the worst kind of humans. Elephants are intelligent, emotional and beautiful.
Jan Graham-McMillen says
There are not enough words to describe how much I love this ring … even if it does make me sad at how much support these lovely creatures need. Killing me … I can barely stand to think about it. But you are quite, quite right, they need all we can afford.
SMH, people need to leave those poor animals alone!
Oh my God! I need that cute little pink elephant to live on my table. 🙂
But he’d have more fun living on your finger 🙂
Your ring is GORGEOUS – can’t wait to see the finished piece!! Elephants are amazing creatures….
Yes, it was great to see them close up, in the wild.