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Kors Fur Causes Fury

9/10/2007 1:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The fur flew at fashion designer/"Project Runway" host Michael Kors' Spring 2008 Bryant Park fashion show, when a group called NYC Animal Rights staged a peaceful protest, crying wolf on his use of fur. *Ahoooooooooo!*

Earlier this year, Kors was cited by the Humane Society of the United States for using dog fur in some of his designs. Since March, Kors has discontinued his use of dog fur, but still uses rabbit and broadtail fur.

His spring collection didn't contain fur pieces, but, said Santos Lopez, founder of NYC Animal Rights, "The animals that will be used in his fall collection are already suffering in cages, and we only get a chance to speak to him twice a year. I don't want to look like we're bullying people, but these designers are celebrating the deaths of animals."

Billy Daley, Michael Kors' Vice President of Global Communications, had no comment on the protest.


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What a cruel bastard! I will never buy anything with his name on it. Shame on you Michael Kors. May you come back as an animal in a cage waiting to be skinned alive for some horrible fashion. Karma, baby, karma.

2605 days ago


FUR BITES!!! I think it's disgusting anyone would still wear fur. Thankfully, those of us in L.A. don't see many ppl in fur at all!

2605 days ago

Gayle Dean    

It's appalling to see designers like Kors still using fur, after they have repeatedly been made aware of the ethical problems associated with the Chinese fur trade, where most of it comes from. You know, China-- who cut safety corners to sell us deadly contaminated dog food, toxic lead-based-painted toys, anti-freeze in toothpaste, melamine in flour, defective tires, etc. They're also selling fur from animals that have been skinned alive (less costly you know).

Everyone from Martha Stewart to Paul McCartney has denounced this fur, including some of the largest clothing retailers. J. Crew, Ann Taylor (who has 740 stores in 45 states), Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie and Fitch, and U.K.'s most respected fashion chain Topshop, have all stopped selling fur after seeing the Fur Trade videos.

This is not an issue that concerns only animal rights advocates. Anyone considering wearing fur has a moral obligation to seek out info about the "production" process and they should view the videos before falling for the designer hype urging them to buy fur.

View the Swiss Animal Protection video Report on the Chinese Fur Industry here:

2601 days ago
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