Alex McKing the renowned fashion designer is now facing animal cruelty charges. He was arrested today at his fashion show by Police accompanied by animal rights representatives.
He apparently arrived at work wearing a tortoise shell as a hat. An onlooker described the moment; - "Alex came mincing up the corridor, obviously drunk again but managing to balance the small shell quite deftly. When I asked him why he was wearing a shell on his head he tried to pass it off as the latest in Hollywood fashion!" He said 'Brad and Angelina have a matching pair.' I have to say it did look smart in its prominent position and McKing is a trend setter."
An animal charity spokesperson said "Trouble is nobody knows where the actual tortoise is! Poor thing must be freezing without his shell, all naked like a bald chicken." McKing refused to shed any light on the whereabouts of the reptile for fear of incrimination.
He may now face the death penalty under an ancient African law protecting the almost extinct Tortoise. "Although the law is African tortoises are still protected because that's where they are imported from," said the man from the charity.