Jean Paul Gaultier says use of fur is ‘absolutely deplorable’

The French designer will no longer use the material in any of his collections

Hot on the heels of Coach, which recently announced it would no longer be using fur, Jean Paul Gaultier has joined the ranks of those ditching the material – condemning its use on French television

Describing the way that animals are killed for their fur as “absolutely deplorable”, this is a complete turnaround for Gaultier, who has used fur in his collections for years. This continued through to his biannual couture shows, after he presented his last ready-to-wear collection in 2014. 

The turnaround in attitude is one that has been adopted by a number of big labels – with Versace, Gucci, and Burberry among them. With pressures continuing to mount for others to follow suit, stay tuned to see who will be next.