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Veil Debate Inspires Paris Designers at Fashion Week

By: Sheena Osman - Published:   Updated: Mar 31 2011 • References: givenchy and luxist
A recent Givenchy Couture fashion show at Paris Fashion Week has caused quite a stir as it showcased an abaya (a religious Islamic covering).

It seemed like the perfect timing for the designer to gain attention with these garments at a time when French President Nicolas Sarkozy is making plans to ban this head-to-toe covering.