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Charity attack on designer

A leading charity has criticised one of Britain's most acclaimed young designers for using "crass" imagery of a starving child on his clothes.

The photograph of a skeletally-thin African child is featured on the back of a jacket from Alexander McQueen's autumn/winter collection.

Christian Aid's Head of Campaigns, John Jackson, said: "It is a sad image that is used meaninglessly and out of context. It is basically simply crass. If this jacket is designed to shock then it's worked on me. I think it is tasteless to turn famine into a fashion statement."