As CGG has previously reported, Donna Karan has recently banned fur from all future collections, alongside Juicy Couture. However, Karl Lagerfield will not be added to this animal-friendly list.
Karl defends the fur industry, saying that hunters kill "those beasts who would kill us if they could." He goes on to argue that "in a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish." While we understand the hypocritical nature of wearing leather and being anti-fur, we can't remember the last time we were being attacked by a rabbit, a baby seal, or a fox, for example.
However, stars such as Eva Mendes, Christina Applegate, Alicia Silverstone, Pink, Pamela Anderson, Christy Turlington, Charlize Theron, Alyssa Milano, and Jamie Lee Curtis would all strongly disagree with Mr. Lagerfield. These PETA supporters have all either posed for ads or spoken at events to advocate against fur in fashion.
Mr. Karl also went on to rant against the banning of size zero models on the catwalk: "There are nearly 30 percent of young people who are too fat. So let's take care of the zillions of the too fat before we talk about the percentage that's left." Ouch! Karl himself dropped 92 pounds in 13 months and went on to write his own diet book.
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