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Fashion Show With Bikini Models Takes Place In Italian City That Banned Indecent Clothing In Public

A fashion show featuring bikini models has taken place in an Italian city in defiance of a law passed by the right-wing mayor banning skimpy clothing in public places.

Dozens of people including children turned out to watch the fashion show in a square in the city of Terni in the Italian region of Umbria on Friday, 29th October.

Financed by local businesspeople, the show was part of a contest dubbed ‘Miss Princess of Europe’ and featured 12 women and girls parading in bikinis.

The contestants of ‘Miss Princess of Europe’, held a fashion show in bikinis on 28th October, in Terni, Italy. (Newsflash)

Terni native Gianluca Nasi denied organising the contest as a deliberate snub to mayor Leonardo Latini, who passed a law banning “indecent clothing” in public places on 1st October.

Regarding the timing of the show in the wake of the controversial edict, Nasi described it as a “pure coincidence”.

In fact, he appeared to defend the mayor, saying “It demonstrates that Terni is not Kabul” as a rebuke to critics of the new law, who have likened Nasi’s actions to the Taliban’s.

Leonardo Latini, mayor of Terni, instated regulations and prohibitions for wearing ‘indecent or indecent clothing’, in October, in Italy. (@latinisindaco/Newsflash)

Mayor Leonardo Latini of the right-wing populist party Lega Nord, who has been mayor of Terni since June 2018, has denied trying to control how women dress with his new law.

He explained to TV programme ‘Pomeriggio Cinque’ on Friday, 29th October, that his aim was not to ban “miniskirts or plunging necklines” but to tackle “organised crime” including prostitution.

He said he hoped his law would help to tackle urban decay and insecurity in parts of the city.

Leonardo Latini, mayor of Terni, instated regulations and prohibitions for wearing ‘indecent or indecent clothing’, in October, in Italy. (@latinisindaco/Newsflash)

On the controversy generated by his edict, he pointed out that similar laws already exist in municipalities run by centre-left and centre-right parties, hinting that the criticism he received was politically motivated.

He has also said he does not intend to bow to pressure to revoke the law.

Michael Leidig

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