Karolina Kurkova's Gun Dress Makes A Statement: Too Soon? (PHOTOS)

04/20/2013 09:06 am ET | Updated Apr 21, 2013

Thankfully, a week that seemed to have no shortage of sad news ended on a triumphant note. While America breathes a collective sigh of relief, many might agree it's too soon for social commentary.

Yet Karolina Kurkova offended many with a stunning wardrobe choice that may have made an overt statement about our country's current climate. The supermodel appeared in New York City on Friday wearing a patterned sundress with an all-over gun print. The dress, designed by Israeli-born Nili Lotan, has irked some Americans in the wake of their country's failure to pass a comprehensive ban on assault weapons.

Lotan tells the New York Daily News that the dress was designed in 2006 and carries no relation to current events in our country, but was instead intended to make a statement after conflict sprung up between her home country and Lebanon. "It was against war and not anything to do with the personal use of guns," she said, adding that she likely would not design a similar print again, as "today it would provoke the wrong impression."

"I don't think anyone who wears it would wear it with the statement that guns are OK," Lotan added. Still, Kurkova's choice to sport a violent print certainly comes at a time rife with violent incidents and a growing need for sensitivity. What message do you think a supermodel sends when she steps out emblazoned with weapons and smiling?

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