Donatella Versace Announces Fur Is Over

by: Well Made Clothes Staff | 1 year ago | News

Image: Versace designer Donatella Versace with models on the catwalk. Image source

Quite a few designers have begun moving away from using fur of late. In fact, Tom Ford just recently said that he has started to rethink his label’s use of fur – a move that was prompted after he watched a documentary called ‘What the Health’ and subsequently decided to become vegan. And now Donatella Versace has become the latest fashion figurehead to forgo fur as a matter of principle.

Never one to mince words, the Italian designer actually went so far as to announce that fur is over. “Fur? I’m out of that,” Donatella said in an interview with Luke Leitch for The Economist's 1843 magazine. “I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn’t feel right.”

This represents an important step forward for Donatella and her label Versace – which has become a veritable symbol of OTT glamour. And it comes not a moment too soon, considering PETA’s findings that more than one billion animals are killed every year for their fur and leather alone. We have certainly seen a positive groundswell happening of late, but there is still more to be done. And hopefully more designers will now follow in Donatella’s well-shod footsteps and help take the fashion industry forward into a more progressive and animal-friendly future.

 

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