French Vogue sticks it to PETA in the August 2008 issue

Vogue and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have never agreed on use of fur in fashion, with US Vogue’s Editor in Chief, Anna Wintour, often bearing the brunt of their attacks.

Now it seems French Vogue is sticking it to PETA on behalf of their American counterpart with an editorial spread in their August 2008 issue. Styled by Carine Roitfeld and modeled by Raquel Zimmermann, the images show her giving PETA-style protesters the bird, bashing a sign with her handbag and just going on with her ‘life’ while wearing fur.

Could Carine be supporting Anna? After all the things PETA has done to Anna (dumping a dead raccoon on her plate while she was having dinner at the Four Season, and throwing a piece in her face at fashion week just to name two), it’s about time someone threw their support into the Anna camp.

Let us know what you think of the editorial spread (more images below)!

P.S. How much does the protesters resemble the paparazzi, hounding Raquel as she moves about town?

[Images from TFS]


  • Chen says:

    I love fur, Raquel looks great. It’s about time someone stood up to the thug-like actions of PETA.

  • kitty says:

    I think PETA is full of self righteous hypocrites.

  • Bella says:

    The spread is rapier sharp and witty. Carine has a wicked sense of humor. Go girl! The PETA critters are a bunch of thug-like hypocrites and their bullying is OLD.

  • Lauren says:

    Yeah, Self Rhighteous… but it’s ok to slaughter anywhere from 10-50 animals to make one jacket. Have any of you ignorant uneducated people ever seen how animals are actually skinned??? They hang them upside down, cut the major vein in their leg, and rip their fur off while they’re still alive. Hundreds of thousands of dogs and 2 million cats alone are skinned in China each year, and often sold in the US and Canada and passed off as other types of fur. If you have a pet, think of them being crammed in a tiny cage to the point where they can’t move for days on end, only to be let out to have their flesh ripped off them while they’re still alive. I dare anyone that “loves fur” to look up an undercover video of how the skinning process works and still say that it’s a good thing. There’s just no reason that it has to be done in such a brutal and inhumane way.

  • kitty says:

    I just don’t agree with PETA’s methods + tactics.
    There are other bodies besides PETA who campaign and take actual constructive action for better animal rights + treatment. They might not have big celebrities backing them but they do make a difference eg in their local community which is much more helpful than throwing an animal carcass on people’s plates.

  • Chen says:

    Lauren: all manufacturing processes are ugly, from plastic to metal to leather. I have accepted what happens to animals during the skinning process. If you don’t agree that’s fine. Insulting me by saying that I am uneducated and ignorant because I don’t agree with you is just what you and other PETA supporters are like. I am allowed my own opinion and guess what? I love fur, especially arctic fox fur.

  • Marie says:

    I don’t wear fur but I am certainly not giving up my leather shoes or meat so I am not going to critise those who chose to. I think that PETA aren’t always honest so I am never sure if I should beleive them or not when I see anything from them.

  • Amy says:

    Can I just ask…what would PETA gain by lying about what goes on with animals?!
    People who wear fur and leather should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Wanda Perry says:

    If Peta is telling the truth.., would it make any difference?

  • Linda T says:

    I can’t get over that in today’s world with so many people dying of AIDS in Africa, and rambant raping and starving in war torn countries that people give a Damn about RODENTS???? The vast majority are childless cat lovers. Get a cause people…fur is lovely, biodegradable and is a chief employer amongst many inuit people

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