Jean Paul Gaultier bans fur from his collections. French haute couture and prêt-à-porter fashion designer. Jean Paul Gaultier has decided to remove fur from all of his fashion collections and claims he is disgusted in the way animals are killed for their fur.
The 66-year-old luxury designer has made the decision to no longer use any animal pelts in any of his clothes and announced his new stance on French television declaring that the way living creatures are killed for their fur to be “absolutely deplorable”
Mimi Bekhechi – director of international programmes at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) – insists that Jean Paul Gaultier’s decision is a “sign of changed times” as people no longer want to wear fur.
Mimi said: “His decision is a sign of changed times, as most people no longer wish to wear anything from animals who were cruelly caged, electrocuted, bludgeoned to death or caught in steel traps, left to die slowly and painfully.”Fur today is as dead as the poor animals it was stolen from, and any designers not clued up enough to see that may as well hang up their sewing needles now.”
Jean Paul Gaultier’s decision follows long-standing campaigning by PETA to convince the French designer to get rid of fur within his design collections. One of the most memorable incident occurred back in 2003 when a protester for PETA stormed onto the runway at one of his fashion shows, prompting Jean Paul’s assistants to throw a fur blanket over the activist.
Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion house joins the like of Burberry who revealed that it would no longer manufacture animal products days before a fur-free London Fashion Week They are joined by Michael Kors, Armani, Stella McCartney, Gucci, Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton who have all agreed to ban fur from their collections.
Jean Paul Gaultier bans fur from his collections