PETA activists douse the socialite in London Tuesday night

By Monique Jessen
Updated February 15, 2006 03:00 PM
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Paris Hilton’s otherwise gala debut at London’s Fashion Week was interrupted on Tuesday night when activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals pelted the Simple Life star with flour in protest of the fur in the night’s fashion collection.

“There is nothing remotely fashionable about the torture and death of animals killed for fur,” Yvonne Taylor, of PETA Europe, told reporters.

Hilton’s rep says Paris did not wear fur at the show, adding that she was hit when PETA activists threw the flour at the designer.

The socialite’s evening had started without incident, as she opened and closed designer Julien Macdonald’s show sporting what were reported to be $3.6 million worth of (borrowed) jewelry.

Then again, a little something did occur on the catwalk, when the beads on her dress started dropping. “My dress was like 100 lbs.,” Hilton told PEOPLE after the show, “but it looked so good on. I could feel the beads coming off, and I thought, ‘Oh no, I’m going to trip.'”

As for the bridal outfit she wore in the show: “I loved it,” she said, even though “I couldn’t see through the veil because it was so bright. The end of a show should always have a bridal dress.”

Tuesday being Valentine’s Day, Hilton also said that her boyfriend, Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos, “sent me this eight-foot bouquet of the most beautiful flowers. It was insane it has butterflies all over it.”

Hilton said the floral arrangement was so big that it covered an entire bar of the hotel It was every kind of flower. I have never seen anything like it in my life.”