Klein quits fur

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 1994:

Designer Calvin Klein announced
February 11 that his firm had not renewed a
labeling agreement with Alixandre Furs of
New York City, which expired at the end of
January, and would no longer be involved in
the fur trade. Klein followed the examples of
other top designers including Georgio
Armani, Bill Blass, and Carolyn Herrera.
He said a PETA protest at his office on
January 25 had nothing to do with his deci-
sion, which was reached in November 1993,
“Unfortunately,” he stated, “PETA was not
aware of our previous decision,” although it
was widely rumored in the garment trade.
PETA nonetheless claimed a victory, seek-
ing to offset the embarrassment suffered in
New York gossip columns after model
Christy Turlington proclaimed that she’d
rather wear nothing than fur––just a month
after she appeared in a fur ad in the
November issue of the Paris edition of
Vogue. Memories linger of actress Kathleen
Turner admitting at the PETA inaugural ball
in January 1993 that she wears fur, but not of
endangered species (which would be illegal
to buy in the first place).
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