You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Gucci Is Going Fur-Free

ELLE logo ELLE 12/10/2017 Lauren Alexis Fisher

© Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc Following the takeover of those ubiquitous fur-lined backless loafers, Gucci is officially going fur-free, starting with its Spring 2018 collection.

The announcement was made by CEO Marco Bizarri today during the 2017 Kering Talk at The London College of Fashion. After working with The Humane Society of the U.S. and LAV (an Italian-based animal welfare group), Gucci's joining of the Fur Free Alliance ensures the brand will stop all use of animal fur including mink, coyote, raccoon dog, fox, rabbit, karakul, and all other species specially bred or caught for fur.

© Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc 'Being socially responsible is one of Gucci's core values, and we will continue to strive to do better for the environment and animals. With the help of HSUS and LAV, Gucci is excited to take this next step and hopes it will help inspire innovation and raise awareness, changing the luxury fashion industry for the better,' Bizarri said of the brand's decision.

Considering its many statement-making fur coats and staple fur-lined mules, the announcement is a pretty big move for the Italian fashion house.

Gucci Is Going Fur-Free © Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc Gucci Is Going Fur-Free Gucci is just the latest luxury brand to ban the use of fur, following Stella McCartney, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, and Net-A-Porter. Considering its impact on not only the Kering group but the luxury fashion industry in general, this is probably just the first of many more brands to finally go fur-free.

Related: Cruelty-free makeup brands that never test on animals (provided by Best Products)

<p>Not a fan of brands that test cosmetics on animals? Here's good news: The beauty industry is shifting toward a cleaner, more cruelty-free approach to creating and safety-testing products. We're calling out brands who've been against animal testing since the start (and many that also avoid using animal-derived ingredients). Shop away!</p> Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands That Never Test on Animals
AdChoices
AdChoices

More from Elle

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon