Brooklyn is a lawless, terrfiying place where people clothe themselves in the skins of Nutria and then have fashion shows to demonstrate their creations. I am not making any of that up, except the “terrifying, lawless” bit. According to The Brooklyn Paper:
The nutria is an invasive pest wreaking havoc on Louisiana’s wetlands, but it also makes a great shawl.
Brooklyn designers and artists are teaming up with Louisianans to stage Nutria-palooza!, a Nov. 21 fashion show and wetlands benefit at Bushwick’s House of Yes that will feature the fur of rodents rounded up by bounty hunters.
“It’s going to be a great fashion show — educational and a hoot,” said Cree McCree, who uses the critters’ teeth in her jewelry designs.
Well, that’s nice, then.