Joining the likes of Gucci and Versace, fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has become the latest fashion designer to ban fur from his fashion collections, calling the way animals are killed for fur “absolutely deplorable”.
Showing he is up to date with the latest trends, fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has become the latest fashion designer to ban fur from his fashion collections, after previously featuring fur heavily in his designs.
Many iconic names in fashion such as Burberry, Versace, Michael Kors, Vivienne Westwood, Gucci and Stella McCartney have been on a mission to ban fur from their lines in recent years, with Gucci’s CEO Marco Bizzarri stating the material is “not modern” anymore.
Gaultier took announced his decision live on French television this weekend, revealing his decision ot ditch fur was made as the way in which animals are killed for their fur for fashion was “absolutely deplorable”.
Mimi Bekhechi, director of international programmes at PETA, said: “This decision is a sign of changed times, as most people no longer wish to wear anything from animals who were cruelly caged, electrocuted, bludgeoned to death or caught in steel traps, left to die slowly and painfully.
“Fur today is as dead as the poor animals it was stolen from, and any designers not clued up enough to see that may as well hang up their sewing needles now.”
Fur is falling firmly out of fashion in the fashion world, with more designers saying no to cruelty with fur-free designers. In September, London Fashion Week became the first of the major fashion weeks to feature no products made from fur.
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