Jean Paul Gaultier Bans Fur

Jean Paul Gaultier has become the latest designer to ban fur.

In a French TV appearance, Gaultier said that he will no longer be using fur in his label’s future collections because the way animals are killed for their coats is “absolutely deplorable”.

The French designer joins the ranks of Gucci, Burberry, Armani, Michael Kors and Stella McCartney in phasing out fur from their collections.

Mimi Bekhechi, director of international program at PETA welcomed the decision. “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,” said Mimi.

Jean Paul Gaultier has been subject to PETA’s callouts over the years, with activists staging protests at their show in 2002 and at their Paris boutique in 2006.

According to the Independent, Fendi, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs are among the brands that still use fur.