Luxury fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier says he will ditch fur, deeming the animal fur industry “absolutely deplorable.”
Announcing the news on French television last night, the haute couture and prêt-à-porter designer promised to ditch fur from all collections from this point onwards.
The decision follows years of campaigning by animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). In 2006, PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk hosted a takeover of Gaultier’s Paris boutique to protest his use of fur, and the designer has since been inundated with constant online campaigning.
Finally, the designer is taking note. Gaultier now joins a growing list of major designers saying no to fur, and embracing a movement towards cruelty-free fashion.
“The corks are popping at PETA’s headquarters after Jean Paul Gaultier announced live on French television last night that he won’t be using fur in future collections, admitting that the ways animals are killed for their fur are ‘LIVEKINDLY via email.“ Sascha Camilli, European Projects Manager for PETA told
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