PETA’s Fatal Attraction With Glenn Close and Armani

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Glenn Close

So, remember that blog from last week about PETA’s frustration with Armani’s broken promise not to use fur? Well don’t worry, we haven’t lost our steam! We’ve reached out to several celebs to ask them to stop wearing Armani until the designer goes cruelty-free—and now we’ve got our sights set on Glenn Close, who wore an Armani gown to the Emmys last week.

PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews fired off one of his killer letters again to Ms. Close after returning from a tense (to say the least) meeting in Milan, at which the Armani brass basically told him that they were quite reluctant to let go of their butchered-bunny designs. “Maybe Armani was inspired by Glenn Close’s bunny-butchering character in ‘Fatal Attraction,'” says Mathews. “Now that our talks are broken off, we’re bringing the message to the stars who wear Armani that his clothes come with some unwanted baggage.”

Here’s the letter:

Glenn Close
c/o Catherine Olim

Dear Glenn,

Greetings from PETA, where you have many fans. Congratulations on your Emmy win! Since you wore Giorgio Armani to the Emmy Awards, we are obliged to alert you to a distressing situation that has arisen with the company. We’ve been in talks with Armani for the past few years, asking the designer to drop fur. We showed his senior design team PETA’s four-minute video—which documents how animals on fur farms are strangled, electrocuted, and skinned alive—and a few months later, Armani told Time Magazine that his meetings with PETA, “convinced me not to use fur.” Unfortunately, he’s gone back on his word; his new collections are full of fur and even include fur-trimmed coats for babies and kids. We ask that you please use your considerable influence with Mr. Armani to urge him to keep his word and leave fur out of future collections. We also ask that you consider wearing fashions from some of the wonderful fur-free designers such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Stella McCartney.

Thank you very much for your consideration.


Dan Mathews
Vice President

Written by Christine Doré

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