Back of Freaky or Fabulous? Paris Vogue Gives Anti-Fur the Finger European Vogue magazines are pushing some fashion buttons. Alas, fashion must always be exciting, daring, and innovative. Can I get an amen? First, Vogue Italia's all-black July issue and now editor Carine Roitfeld, with photog Mario Testino and muse Raquel Zimmermann, take a stand for fur. One of the longest standing debates in fashion — and here on Fab — Vogue is clearly saying "in your face antifur advocates." This spread is provocative and aggressive; from the high-octane furs to the black leather to the raccoon-eyed model. It's powerful. Powerful, but is it freaky or fabulous? View 5 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Source Comments Maelle 8 years <> You don't want to see what you agree ?! You must see those videos to know what's the reality. It isn't just a coat, it's an animal, with a mind, a life. It like a minor thing when we speak about that, like that... But it's not just an article, with debate, it's the reality. I'm sure you don't understand, but i don't speak english. ^^ Yes most of this fur debate will end when people find another way to kill the animals. Animals will killed but have a painless death.. ok. They are killed for eat so, if it's as important as eat, kill the for fur. But it is impossible to find a painless mean of death because most important is $$$. So it must be the least expensive and the most quick. But I agree with you ! It will be really better ! <> ... I don't agree about that. For me, animals are important, they have a life, like us. They feel pain. <> Many are vegetarian. I eat just meat who I'm sure animals "feel good" :S I am sorry, i don't speak english, I'm French :S_ I hope you have understand what I mean... ^^ marimiau 8 years I know this is old, but I couldn't resist and show my opinion. First, I don't see it like French Vogue taking a stand for fur. It can be most of their message, but it's interesting, because they kind of divulge both sides of the topic and they're really publishing this topic. We don't see fashion magazines doing that kind of controversy, they just show models wearing fur. It's like saying "some people think fur is disgusting, but we think is fabulous. you decide what you think". they're not trying to impose an idea at all! About the photoshoot, I really like it besides the fact that I don't like Raquel. Now, about the fur debate. I just say: I LOVE fur, I think it's totally fab, classy. I just don't have one because it's pricey. But I don't see this videos, because I think if I see it I'd totally give up on fur. In other hand, most of this fur debate will end when people find another way to kill the animals. I mean, can't they give them poison or something less cruel that still preserves their fur?! I know this idea is not good, but if the animals live in a good place and, when comes the time, have a painless death, it would be okay! And I think it's kind of ridiculous to spend so much time think in about the fur when other more cruel things are done to wild animals around the world and even for humans. It like a minor thing! And more ridiculous are antifur that try to impose their beliefs, but use leather or eat meat. If they don't accept murdering animals for their fur, it shouldn't be okay to eat them! Maelle 8 years To wear a fur coat makes you in fashion, you feel good. & It's good for you... IF IT WAS LETHAL FOR NOBODY ! But animals are not just killed, they are tortured ! They terrifically suffer ! If you wear fur, you instantly become a murderer ! Today, we aren't obliged to wear fur to be fashioned or for be hot. It must change ! & we can't do that withoout you. Sorry i'm french. Have you understand something ?_ :S Fleur-rouge 9 years "Are Eskimos brutal human because the wear fur?" "Were Adam and Eve brutal for using animal hides to cover their nakedness?" "So does it matter if the cow in my hamburger is killed humanely? not at all." Wow, cupid8184, are you one under-educated, inarticulate gal?!? Your comments made me snort milk out of my nose. Your comparison to 'Eskimos' is foolish, your claim that Adam and Eve wore animal hides is tenuous at best, and you don't think that it matters whether or not the animal that provided the meat for your hamburger is slaughtered humanely? You're living in a fantasy world, kiddo. Fleurfairy: "but don't impose your beliefs on others." Um, isn't that what this Vogue spread is doing? Anyone else who wears fur - that's your choice, but take responsibility for that choice and consider where it came from. Watch a video on animals being skinned alive or anally electrocuted, and tell me you think that's sexy. sundaygreen 9 years Personally I don't think they needed an entire editorial, the main photograph with the model giving the finger to the protestor is strong enough and the rest of the ed seems to be a bit ... watery in comparison. Imagine if the shoot had been done in the middle of a Siberian forest with some native tribesmen. designergirl 9 years Rabbit fur or leather is totally ok to me. Any animal that is eaten i fine. I personally wouldn't wear any other fur, though. LolaSvelt 9 years I could never wear fur. I look at it and I just think it's...ugly. Plus the fact that you're wearing a dead animal is chilling. Rock-Star125929 9 years WOW , look at the votes .. 50% 50% .. For me its Fabulous .. Fur is simply fashionable , its like one of the fundamentals of fashion history .. And just to be clear , I'm not against fur as long as its artificial.. But I dnt think they're using artificial fur in these ads .. But , still , FAB ! chiquita29 9 years Freaky. I hate the message. pickle 9 years I think certain fur can be worn ethically and humanely. First, I would only buy vintage -- I wouldn't want to encourage the market for new fur. Second, if we do produce new pelts it should be as part of "using the whole" -- if animals are culled from their herds out of necessity to combat overpopulation or are used for food. In my mind, it's difficult to be a carnivore and to argue that you can slaughter animals for the purpose being compressed into a nugget but not turn what's left over into a jacket. lilCROAT03 9 years wow ... could they have been anymore NON ORIGINAL? it's stupid. my 5 yr old niece could have thought that up. i hate it. she looks dead and the statement still doesn't justify killing animals for vanity- so the result: pointless and drab. HATE IT. it's not FREAKY it's plain DUMB. zombielove 9 years killing animals for fashion is digusting. there really is no freakin need for you to wear fur. other materials work just as well to keep you warm and look less tacky. that's what i think of when i see women who wear fur and jack asses p.diddy and jay-z wearing fur...EFFIN TAAAAAAACKY! Nandita-Shah 9 years I think fur wearers keep having to defend themselves because they know it downright stinks. I would be ashamed to be seen anywhere near someone like that. Tijger 9 years To me, fur is only beautiful on alive animals. Sadly, people wearing fur remind me of the Nazis, using human skin for lamp shades. foxie 9 years In a fashion age where faux furs that are just as good as the real thing, there is no reason to wear actual pelts. You're choosing death over life, pain over peace. That's messed up and it says a lot about who you are. kadams11 9 years I think Paris Vogue is very brave for publishing this! Regardless of how you feel about this, the pictures are striking. Also, I think everyone should keep in mind that they are wild animals, not pets, and would you be as up in arms if it was projecting the opposite messages. I respect Paris Vogue for having the chutzpah to express such an unpopular opinion SweetFirefly 9 years It's not freaky. It's not fabulous. It's DISGUSTING. The model should be ashamed to be in that picture. Auntie-Di 9 years GO European Vogue. nicstar 9 years Overall, this has a very arrogant feel. I hate to see the blatant disregard for animal rights displayed in such a major magazine. emalove 9 years I think the message sucks, so I can't get past that. shayela 9 years if by freaky you mean f-ing stupid. melizzle 9 years Without bringing my personal opinion on fur into it... I think the spread is an excellent concept. Not a huge fan of the photos... but I love Euro Vogues for the risks they take. EkaterinaBallerina 9 years I don't really like fur, but I appreciate the concept for this editorial because PETA is an absolutely awful organization. They only care about two things: animals for fur or animals for food. The latter of which, is a necessity for many people. There are far more important animal rights and conservation issues out there that they could be focusing on but they continue to grip about the same thing over and over again. The day PETA stops worrying about animals that are killed for food (which humans have being doing forever and which animals do as well) and instead about animals in the wild is the day I start thinking of them as something other than low-lifes who got their start scaring elementary school children in vegetarianism by telling them they were murderers and horrible. And I say this as a vegetarian and an animal conservationist. looseseal 9 years Didn't Adam and Eve use fig leaves? Anyway... Ethics aside, I think those photos are ugly as hell. And the model looks half dead. And the fur she's wearing looks skanky. Purely aesthetic opinion.