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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.

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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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