Celeb Trend Report: Fur is Apparently Back in Style

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Celeb Trend Report: Fur is Apparently Back in Style

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Lady Gaga has done several glamor shots.

It's generally considered as a faux pas to wear real fur. Fake fur? Go for it, but the real stuff should stay on the backs of animals rather than humans.

Try telling that to designers, though: Real fur has dominated the runways in New York, Milan and Paris this season. Everyone from Alexander Wang to Michael Kors to Lanvin showcased fur-based looks on the runway.

Even Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet uses fur in her designs, even though she's a vegan.

"It doesn't make sense," she said once. "Something about putting it inside me feels really barbaric. Something about wearing it just feels a little glamorous."

Regardless of your views on using animals fur or skins in fashion, it seems like its here to stay. Will it pick up steam in mainstream fashion? Yes, if people opt to follow some of their favorite celebrities.

Anna Wintour

Iconic Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is who designers and fashionistas look to in order to gauge the upcoming trends. The British editor has been spotted wearing fur numerous times and defended it during a 2009 appearance at the 92Y in New York City.

"Fur is still a part of fashion, so Vogue will continue to report on it," she said when animal rights activists heckled her from the audience, "As I was saying, fashion means different things to different people."

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell partnered with PETA for a "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" campaign, but she's rocked the animal hair multiple times since - both on the runway and off.

Her turncoat tendencies earned her a verbal beatdown from Sir Paul McCartney and his ex-wife, Heather Mills.

"And as for that Heather whatshername [McCartney] saying she'd written to me to complain about me wearing fur and I'd never replied. I never received a letter, nothing," she said in 2009, according to the Daily Mail.

"And yes, I am still wearing fur, but I've made up with that guy from PETA."

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian's love of fur - and her recent popularity - has made her a target for PETA in their fight against fur. The reality star was doused in flour during an event earlier this year as payback for regularly wearing fur. The organization has also taken out billboards to publicly shame Kardashian for wearing it, too.

"I believe everyone has the choice of what they want [...] It's not illegal to buy fur," she said on the "Today" show in August. "I think it's a personal choice, but I don't think it's okay to assault anyone."

Lady Gaga

Like Campbell, Lady Gaga has been outspoken in her support of animal rights. However, she's also turned into a fur-loving fashionista - and she's not apologizing for it.

"I have truly always stayed away from skinned fur, especially i have never been able to afford a nice one, but this does not mean my morals are rigid and that I won't bend at the sight of an absolute art piece of a coat," she wrote in an open letter to her fans. "I have no chains about this."

After all, she wore a meat dress… remember?

Do you support the use of fur in fashion?

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