Fur on Catwalk in Fendi Show Despite Protests: Ban Overturned

 @EllenKilloran
on June 02 2011 10:38 AM
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A high profile Fendi runway show in Seoul goes on (almost) as planned. South Korean government had previously threatened to cancel the much-hyped show altogether if Fendi did not agree to eliminate fur.  When the Karl Lagerfeld-helmed label - which is known for its fur - fought back, a compromise was reached: The show could go on with fewer fur items.

 

 

 

Runway

Models present creations during a show by Italian fashion house Fendi on the Floating Island on Han River in Seoul June 2, 2011. The Seoul Metropolitan government has allowed Fendi to use fur in its catwalk show, modifying an earlier decision last week. Reuters

Protestors with masks

Activists wearing masks covered in fake blood take part in a demonstration against the use of animal fur for fashion items before the start of the Fendi show on June 2. Pressure from anti-fur activists initially convinced government officials to ban the use of fur in the show, which was later reversed. Reuters

Actress

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi and CEO of Fendi Michael Burke watch models presenting creations during the Fendi show on the Floating Island on Han River in Seoul June 2, 2011. Reuters

Toy dog

An activist performs with a plush dog covered in fake blood outside of the Fendi show on June 2. Reuters

Activist

Another activist performs in front of ant-fur signage in Korean and English outside the June 2 Fendi show. Reuters

Activist and dog

An activist holds a dog during a demonstration against the use of animal fur for fashion items before the start of the Fendi show in the Floating Island on Han River in Seoul on June 2. Reuters

CEO

CEO of Fendi, Michael Burke and Creative Director of Fendi, Silvia Fendi, pose before the embattled June 2 fashion show of the Italian fashion house in in the Floating Island on Han River in Seoul. Reuters