Hamilton Nolan · 11/25/13 01:13PM

Before you buy someone an angora sweater for Christmas, take a moment to visualize bunny rabbits "having their fur torn out at the roots by hand until they're bald."

Some Marc Jacobs 'Faux Fur' Jackets Also Contain Dog

Mallory Ortberg · 03/16/13 11:30AM

If you were thinking of buying a faux fur coat, how much dog fur would you consider to be "too much" dog fur while making your purchasing decisions? Because Marc Jacobs uses some dog hair in their faux fur coats, turns out.

Faux Fur Pas: Saks, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale's, and Century 21 Found Guilty of Mislabeling Real Fur Coats as Faux

Maggie Lange · 03/08/13 01:40PM

A five-month undercover investigation conducted by the Humane Society found that major Manhattan department stores were guilty of failing to label fur on their coats. This is in violation of New York state law that went into a effect a year ago, that requires all real fur to be labeled clearly so consumers understand what they are purchasing. If an item of clothing contains any real fur, the label must clearly detail the kind of fur and the country of origin.

Here Is a Woman Who Eats Cat Hair Right Off Her Cat

Rich Juzwiak · 01/28/13 12:40PM

It was inevitable that Lisa would one day end up on the Internet, with her unique spin on what it means to be a crazy cat lady. She is like light to the dark of that Hoarders subject who kept her dead cats in the fridge. Lisa eats cat hair. She finds it all over her apartment, which must be as wonderful and fuzzy as finding chewed gum all over your apartment if you are a regular person who doesn't eat cat hair. She prefers it from the source, though: "The best ones are right off the cat," she explains. Freshness is key, obviously.

Nightmare Vagina Trend: Luxury Merkins Made of Fur

Maureen O'Connor · 01/17/12 03:24PM

Real Housewives of New York's Cindy Barshop's Completely Bare body waxing salon has come up with the most trivial* use for the fur industry in all of history: "the Foxy Bikini, in which the bikini line is waxed bare and replaced with a pubic wig made from real fox fur." It costs $225, comes in multiple artificial neon hues, and looks like nightmare porno from the id of Dr. Seuss. I hereby dub this monstrous device "furkin." [TMZ]

What Do We Do With All These Cats?

Hamilton Nolan · 07/29/11 10:26AM

New York City is overrun by cats. The city's launching a program to sterilize strays, just to avoid having to build more shelters to hold the teeming masses of fur and teeth. What do we do with all these cats?

New Trend: Rat Fur

Maureen O'Connor · 04/26/10 01:31PM

"I love the masculinity of it. It's sort of the bad-ass fur," said one fashionisto. "Tougher than mink," cooed another. The new 'it' fur is nutria, the 20-lb. river rat that headlines the "World's Biggest Rat" sideshow at Coney Island.

Karl Lagerfeld Prefers Hookers to Heartfelt Sex

Maureen O'Connor · 03/18/10 12:25AM

Sunglasses are "my burka" and porn is how the poor may approximate his escort-laden life. Chanel's dramatic creative director gave a ridiculously long interview to Vice in which he dismissed Anna Wintour and supported wearing fur. A Cliff's Notes guide.

Pam Does Paris, The Return of Fur

cityfile · 03/06/09 04:55PM

• Pamela Anderson hit the catwalk at Vivienne Westwood's show in Paris today. Her boob popped out of her dress at the very end, which was totally an accident, you can rest assured. [SW, HP]
• Reports from various shows at Paris Fashion Week. [WSJ, NYM, T, Telegraph]
• You can credit/blame Barack Obama's inauguration in January for the recent resurgence in fur. [WSJ]
• Michelle Obama is wearing Michael Kors for her new O cover. [Fashionista]
• Ikram Goldman, Michelle's fashion guru, is in Paris for the shows. [FWD]
• Madonna is teaming up with Ed Hardy on a new clothing line. [Mirror]
• What's it like to be Bernard Arnault, France's richest man and "arguably the most influential tastemaker in the world of luxury"? Quite nice, actually. [WSJ]
• Try not to fall out of your chair—we'd hate you to get hurt—but Esquire has named Prince Charles the "best dressed man in the world." [Guardian]

The Return of Fur, Gisele's Engagement, Blake's Size 0

cityfile · 01/12/09 04:58PM

Gisele is engaged. [People]
• Fur is back. Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld and Giorgio Armani are among the designers leading the rebellion. [Ind.]
• Despite the recession (and a gazillion lawsuits), American Apparel is one of the few retailers seeing record profits. [WWD]
• Sass & Bide has dropped out of New York Fashion Week. [Fashionista]
• With marketing budgets on the decline, more designers are looking for a boost from Hollywood's awards season. [WSJ]
• Menswear designer Ferruccio Pozzoni is departing Valentino. [Reuters]
• As expected, vacancies are up on Madison Avenue. [Crain's]
• The worst of the worst from the Stephen Sprouse party last week. [Pipeline]
• Rumor has it Elite is cutting both models and bookers. [NYM]
• Blake Lively refuses to wear anything but a size zero. The solution? The Gossip Girl costume department cuts the tags out of larger samples. [FWD]

Shopping: Now a Dirty Little Secret

cityfile · 12/11/08 04:24PM

• Shopping for high-end luxury products during a recession must be done covertly and in private, and must not be discussed with outsiders under any circumstances. [NYT]
• Stefano Gabbana has lots to say about the fashion biz. And seasonal fruit. [WWD]
• Saks is closing 16 of its bridal salons. [WWD]
• It looks like Agyness Deyn has a fresh fur scandal on her hands. [Daily Mail]
• Why did Tara Subkoff celebrate her birthday last night at the Carlyle? "I'm getting a little bit older and figured I needed to start making the shift." [SF]
• Diptyque and amyl nitrite: Kate Moss's winning combo. [ModelsBlog]
• Model Alessandra Ambrosio has launched a YouTube channel. [YouTube]
• Fashion mags: More nudity, less fashion. [R29]
• Two FIT students were busted last night for running a coke ring. [NYP]