Donatella Versace: “I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion”
Both Gucci and Michael Kors recently announced their decision to ban fur from their collections. Following that, Chanel used and promoted faux fur in its Fall-Winter 2018/19 show. Now, Versace is also saying goodbye to fur.
In a recent feature in Economist Group’s 1843 magazine, Donatella Versace, the current vice president and chief designer of the Versace Group, was profiled. The luxury brand’s past, present and future were all brought up, and it was noted that fur, “long a staple of Versace’s products and a source of criticism,” will no longer be used.
“Fur? I am out of that. I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn’t feel right.”
As writer Luke Leitch points out, “change at Versace is happening fast,” as at the time of writing, “Versace’s own website was urging customers to consider “fur-embellished coats that turn heads””.
You can read the entire feature here.