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Paris – Below, please find a statement from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman in response to reports that Chanel is banning exotic skins and fur.

The champagne corks are popping at PETA, thanks to Chanel’s announcement that it’s kicking fur and exotic skins—including crocodile, lizard, and snake skin—to the curb. For decades, PETA has called on the brand to opt for luxury, cruelty-free fashion that no animal had to suffer and die for, and now it’s time for other companies, like Louis Vuitton, to follow the lead of the iconic double C’s and do the same.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear,” and more information is available at

Karl Lagerfeld chose the sandstone Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as the setting for the Métiers d’art 2018/19 show. Commissioned during the reign of the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar around 10 B.C, the Temple is today one of the most recognizable symbols of ancient Egypt. Gifted to the United States in 1965 in recognition of the country’s support of the UNESCO  International Campaign to Save the Monuments of Nubia, and awarded to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1967, the Temple continues to inspire all who see it.

See the Paris New-York 2018/19 Métiers d’art show, presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York earlier this week.

*Images Courtesy of Chanel


*Profits from all sales are donated to PETA

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