Written by PETA
PETA's party for New York Fashion Week was a smashing success, even by Fashion Week standards. Hosted by Project Runway's Tim Gunn and Olivia Munn, the celebrity guests included Taraji P. Henson, Joan Jett, reality stars Lo Bosworth and Stephanie Pratt, and fashion designers Todd Oldham, John Bartlett, and Marc Bouwer, plus many others. They all partied at Stella McCartney's chic New York City boutique while listening to tunes spun by DJ Lady Bunny and munching on delicious vegan hors d'oeuvres.
Tim, looking dashing as always, screened the riveting anti-fur video that he narrated for PETA and spoke about how killing animals for their fur is never in fashion. "I'm on a campaign to get as many fashion designers as possible to stop using it," said Gunn. "I'd just like to sit with them and have a talk and ask, 'Is it really necessary?'" And when Tim Gunn talks about fashion, people listen.
Henson, the latest beauty to bare it all for animals, unveiled her sexy new ad and told the party attendees that she stopped wearing fur after channel-surfing and coming across the "I Am an Animal" documentary about PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. What she saw changed her entire perspective on fur, and she resolved to help others see the light."You don't have to kill an animal because you want to be hot and fly," she said. And she promised the crowd to keep on pushing to get fur off the streets.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
We think the "P" stands for "pretty." And we're not just talking about how beautiful Taraji P. Henson is. (Breathtaking, right?) In her striking new PETA ad, she shows that she's also pretty committed to exposing the cruelty of the fur industry.
The Oscar-nominated actor used to wear fur, but then she saw a video showing how animals are killed for their skin. Now Taraji wants to remind people that even a little fur means a lot of suffering. "We're not just even talking about a full-length fur coat," Taraji says. "I'm talking about just, like, fur on your gloves or on your jacket or—what goes into making that little piece of fur ripped my heart out."
You can check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes video from Taraji's photo shoot to learn more about why this beauty refuses to look ugly by wearing fur.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
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