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Merci, Madame Bruni-Sarkozy

Written by PETA | June 10, 2009

Did you hear that? It was the collective sigh of relief from raccoons, foxes, and minks—as well as human fur foes everywhere. It turns out that France’s first lady and international style icon Carla Bruni-Sarkozy refuses to wear fur.


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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy


PETA Vice President Dan Mathews contacted Bruni-Sarkozy after seeing photos that showed her wearing what appeared to be real fur. She wrote back, “I do not wear, buy, or own fur …. Every designer who kindly lends me clothes for public appearances can tell you that I do not accept … fur pieces, even when they’re only a small part of the outfit.”

The first lady—who admitted to wearing fur during her modeling heyday—also made it clear that if the photos are recent, the fur is fake.

“By officially rejecting fur in the fashion capital of the world, this political and style idol will make people everywhere think about how old-fashioned and cruel it is,” said Dan in a statement issued to the media.

With some free shoes from Stella McCartney, courtesy of PETA, on the way to Carla’s doorstep, we’re hoping she will swear off leather for good too.

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Ingrid Griffith says:

    Merci Beaucoup Carla! You possess kindness and class. You set a great example. I hope the fashion world and the rest of the world for that matter will follow suit no pun intended. Bless you Ingrid

  • beth says:

    Carla who is seen as something of a fashion icon at least in Europe this will be a fine and welcome example to set.. considering she is also French I think shouldn’t those french fashion houses take heed?.. that their first lady even refuses to wear their cruel real fur fashions?.. if not.. well then they really should!! can’t comprehend how people can feel comfortable walking aroudn or wearing something that was once part of a living breathing animal but is now obviously part of the animal’s dead body ! not to mention at the same time support the ghastly merciless and cruel fur trade!! beggars belief!!

  • Robert says:

    What a truly Beautiful person! People who wear fur are ugly inside and out!