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Gucci pledges to go fur-free

After many years of discussion with the Humane Society of the United States, Gucci is going fur-free. Speaking at the 2017 Kering Talk at the London College of Fashion, the Italian luxury fashion brand’s CEO, Marco Bizzarri, announced that starting with their spring/summer 2018 collection, Gucci will join the Fur-Free Alliance. “Technology is now available that means you don’t need to use fur,” Bizzarri told Vogue. “The alternatives are luxurious. There is just no need.” The brand currently sells a wide selection of furs, perhaps most notably their Princetown fur-lined leather mules. Gucci plans to organize a charity auction of their remaining fur items, with all proceeds benefitting LAV and the Humane Society, Glamour r ...