Haute Couture Week has come to a close but it couldn’t go by without Karl Lagerfeld causing a bit of a furore in Paris.
The 81 year old designer and creative director at Fendi did just that with the brands first ever haute fourrure collection, the first in the labels 90 year history. And of course it was extravagant. And fur coats were not the only items coming down the runway. There were a plethora of stoles and capes, featuring gold feathers and floral appliques and a variety of other luxurious fabrics.
Talking to WWD, Mr Lagerfeld admitted that the success of the collection was mainly due to his skilled artisans. He explained,
“It’s not only the idea, it’s also the technique and finding the right people to do it, because there are not so many people left, and trained well enough. You cannot do this with amateurs.”
But at this point we know that where there is fur, PETA is not far behind. The animal rights organisation staged a protest outside the venue and were seen waving gruesome signage and shouting aggressively as showgoers made their way inside.
But for Unkle Karl, who was quoted as saying, “For me, fur is Fendi and Fendi is fur,” back in February, and who is also a strong supporter of fur, we highly doubt his love for fur will cease any time soon.