Inventor of Fun Fur, Karl Lagerfeld Fashion Leader

Julia Robson wrote this article about Karl Lagerfeld in TheNational this morning. It was titled “Sticking his neck out for fashion”.

Karl Lagerfeld 10-16-09

In it she writes: ‘He was first called “mad” when he was handed the reins at the Italian luxury fur brand, Fendi, and came up with “fun fur”. Taking the skins of squirrels, moles and rabbits, creatures previously considered unfashionable or unsuitable, he dyed them in Day-Glo colours and created a fashion sensation overnight. This was later to spread to mass-market fake fur.’

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