Mccartney Blasts 'Cruel' Fashion Industry
SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's fashion designer daughter STELLA has slammed the fashion industry for continuing to use animal fur in new designs. Sales of fur products have just hit $965 million (GBP500 million) for the first time - a rise of 30 per cent in two years - and stars like KEIRA KNIGHTLEY, NICOLE RICHIE and KATE MOSS have all been snapped wearing fur recently. MCCartney is furious fellow designers like JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER, JULIEN MACDONALD and ALEXANDER MCQUEEN are continuing to stage catwalk shows with real fur. The 35-year-old designer and animal rights campaigner fumes, "There's nothing fashionable about a dead animal that has been cruelly killed just because some people think it looks cool to wear. The continuing use of fur is a real problem in the fashion industry. "There is an issue with people out there assuming that fur trim is fake when most of it is real."