What Possessed Tom Ford to Design a $1,660 Purse Made of Skunk Fur?

by , 10/15/12   filed under: Animal Cruelty, The Big Idea

Tom Ford, skunks, fur, animal welfare, animal cruelty, animal rights, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, eco-friendly bags, sustainable bags, eco-friendly purses, sustainable purses, eco-friendly handbags, sustainable handbags, Neiman Marcus

Tom Ford’s latest handbag really stinks, and we don’t mean that in just the figurative sense. Clad in the carcass of a hapless skunk, the furry black-and-white number appears more like a prank than a luxe object of desire. The price for wrapping Pepé Le Pew’s Italian cousin around your fingers? $1,660. While animal cruelty is indefensible on any level, the use of fur for an ill-conceived gimmick strikes us as particularly egregious. Here’s hoping shoppers know a bad idea when they smell one.

+ Skunk Fur Minaudiere $1,660 at Neiman Marcus

+ Tom Ford

[Via Shine]

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One Response to “What Possessed Tom Ford to Design a $1,660 Purse Made of Skunk Fur?”

  1. Brulee says:

    This is grotesque,against the growing call for a more humane approach in the fashion industry after the centuries of animal abuse from feathers in hats heralding the decline in wild species, horrific abattoir suffering in the outsourced to low animal priority countries to the now notorious fur industry.

    If this was in fake fur would it be less popular,where is the artistic content in a stiched up chunk of miserable animal,likely to be trapped, skinned alive or electrocuted?

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