Monday 26 February 2018

Outrage as Vogue Williams dons €700 rabbit fur parka after previously criticising the practice

Images of Vogue pictured wearing the Popski London rabbit fur-lined parka have caused outrage.
Images of Vogue pictured wearing the Popski London rabbit fur-lined parka have caused outrage.
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

An animal rights organisation has criticised Vogue Williams for wearing a fur-lined jacket and said it is disappointing that the reality star is supporting the “archaic and unethical” practice.

An image of Vogue wearing a €700 Popski London parka lined with rabbit fur emerged yesterday, one year after she criticised Kim Kardashian for dressing her daughter North West in a fur jacket. 

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Ireland’s National Animal Rights Association (NARA) has said it is “extremely disappointing” that The Jump star has reneged on her ethical policy and said it is concerning that a person in the public eye would publicly support the practice.

Spokesperson for the NARA Laura Braxton said: “Vogue seems to have gone back on her ethical policy which is very disappointing. It’s concerning that people in the public eye would support these practices and fur farms, which in 2017 are unethical and archaic.

“We would invite Vogue to have a look into some of investigations into the cruel realities of fur-farms and see if it is something she would still like to support,” she said.

Vogue previously criticised Kim Kardashian for dressing her daughter North West in a $3500 fur coat in her weekly column for the Sunday World.

“I mean, who would ever dress a child in a $3,500 coat that will probably fit her for about two months,” she said.

“I don’t really see the need to dress a child in fur either, and in L.A. of all places.”

Popski London's Bomber with light pink rabbit fur retails for £595 (€688)
Popski London's Bomber with light pink rabbit fur retails for £595 (€688)

Earlier this week, an image of Vogue wearing the luxury fur coat was shared by high-end fashion website Popski London who have been contracted to dress all contestants on Channel 4’s The Jump.

The presenter has also shared images of the jacket as well as a hat from the brand on her own social media channels in recent weeks.

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