Leachman looks radishing -- er, ravishing in PETA veggie vestments

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Celebrity lettuce wraps are hardly a new advertising campaign for PETA -- the group first garden-garbed actress Elizabeth Berkeley and later Alyssa Milano, but the latest ad, featuring a statuesque Cloris Leachman, caught our eye, and not just because the longtime vegetarian actress was swathed from the shoulders down in Brassica oleracea, but because it was actually surprisingly stylish-looking for a dress made primarily of red cabbage.

According to PETA, the gown was the creation of L.A.-based costume designer Mia Gyzander-- who had tossed the salad worn by Milano a few years back -- and required several dozen heads of red cabbage and green leaf lettuce. The bodice was assembled over the course of a week. ‘But to make sure Cloris was dressed in the freshest produce available, the full dress was assembled the day of the shoot,’ PETA spokesman Michael McGraw told us.


And just in case you haven’t yet had your Cloris-fill, the lovely, leafy Leachman will be signing copies of her new autobiography ‘Cloris’ on Tuesday night at the Barnes & Noble at the Grove at Farmers Market.
We suspect she’ll remain cool as a cucumber throughout the event.
-- Adam Tschorn

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