“A Cool Reception to a Ban on Fur”

December 1, 2011 · Filed Under Articles · Comment 

“. . . And in the last week, these swanky window displays have become something of a political statement, a symbol of resistance to an ordinance that was passed Nov. 21 making this city the first in the country to ban the sale of fur apparel.

While boutiques here prepare for the ban to take effect in September 2013, Melrose Avenue may offer an early reading on the future of fur in the fashion industry: Even as animal rights activists declare victory, designers and storeowners have reiterated their commitment to fur’s place in high fashion, warning that shoppers will simply take their business outside of West Hollywood. . . .”

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“From Bad Boy to ‘Good Dog’”

November 17, 2011 · Filed Under Articles · 1 Comment 

“. . . And so the designer who once made motorcycle chic a high-fashion statement (and fell in love when he saw his current partner trying on his leather pants at a sample sale) is now a canvas-shoe-wearing vegan.  Before leaving a recent term on the C.F.D.A., he spoke out against fur.  He persuaded Bon-Ton to donate $25,000 to his Tiny Tim Rescue Fund.  He often goes into pet shops to ask if dogs come from puppy mills. . . .” 

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