Jean Paul Gaultier is the latest designer to drop fur. The iconic designer now joins Armani, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, and many others in banning fur from his collections.
He announced live on French television that he won’t be using fur in future collections, admitting that the ways animals are killed for their fur are “absolutely deplorable”.
The news comes after years of pressure from PETA affiliates, including an activist who was thrown out of his fashion week show in 2002 after causing a runway ruckus with her anti-fur message, as well as a takeover of Gaultier’s Paris boutique in 2006 led by PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk.
This decision is a sign of the times, as the vast majority of people want nothing to do with items that have come from animals who were caged and electrocuted or bludgeoned to death or caught in steel traps, many being left to die slowly from blood loss – which is the way coyotes are still being killed for the frivolous trim on Canada Goose’s jackets.
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 put down their sewing needles now.
Great victory for animals!🦊 @JPGaultier has renounced fur!🎉 After almost 2 decades of pressure, runway interruptions and a boutique takeover he has seen the light, stating that the way animals are killed for fur is “absolutely deplorable” #furisdead #notyourskin pic.twitter.com/wRIBamZtSN
— PETA UK (@PETAUK) November 11, 2018
What You Can Do
Farfetch is still selling the fur of tormented animals, including foxes, minks, coyotes, rabbits, chinchillas, and beavers. Please speak out against this cruelty: