Armani Breaks his No-Fur Promise
Armani's unveiling of his new collection at Milan Fashion Week has many people up in arms, as the designer pledged last year that he would stop using fur in his designs.
Last year Armani told Time magazine that PETA had convinced him to drop fur from his collection. But he clearly had a change of heart because his new collection includes fur coats for babies, floral-printed fur coats, fur-hemmed skirts and fur-trimmed jackets.
"We feel betrayed. I have met with Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and many other designers who once used fur but had a change of heart, and not one of them broke their promise," PETA President Dan Mathews said.
Pamela Anderson, an avid PETA supporter (I onced worked wardrobe on a film with her and we had to be very diligent with the extras - no one on set was allowed to wear leather or fur), is reportedly going to urge stars not to attend Armani's shows and lead a counter-attack against the Italian designer.
Fur coats for babies? That's not only a slap in the face to PETA, but to Giorgio Armani's own dignity.