Yves Saint Laurent to stop using fur, bowing to animal rights pressure


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French high-end style model Saint Laurent will stop using fur in its collections from subsequent 12 months, its mum or dad firm Kering mentioned on Friday, becoming a member of a rising record of worldwide firms.

Kering model Brioni may even forsake fur, the corporate mentioned, making all the style group’s homes fur-free.

Animal rights teams have lengthy lobbied the worldwide style business to hand over fur and several other, together with Versace, Chanel and Michael Kors, had already stopped using it.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) took the lead in protesting in opposition to Saint Laurent, demonstrating outdoors its retailer within the modern Avenue Montaigne in Paris this 12 months after supermodel Kate Moss appeared in an promoting marketing campaign for the model carrying a fox coat. 

Within the Kering group, Gucci was the primary to drop fur in 2017, adopted by Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta et Alexander McQueen.