29 Nov 2015

Second Skin.

In 1965 Furs, that women wore, were expensive, beautiful and bourgeois, but really heavy and unpractical. that was the first step for a women to get a social status when their husband bought a fur coat", say Karl Lagerfeld, creative director of Fendi. Mr Lagerfeld had been a modern vision in fashion, when the "sisters Fendi' hired him.


Animal pelts, or fur and leather, have been used by humankind as clothing since the earliest times to protect their bodies from climatic conditions and harm. 

In the last two centuries, the growing middle classes in Western Europe and North America have developed a love for Fashion fur as a way of expressing their social status. 
Early French Fashion designers as Jeanne Paquin and Paul Poiret started to use fur regularly in their collections in the early 1900s. 

Left evening Dress 1916 and right Edwardia Lady with fur details and brimmed hat. Titanic era.

By the 1930s, fur was used in abundance by designers as trim for coats, collars and cuffs. Hollywood has added fur coat at the Red Carpet and TV stars.

Lana Turner 1944 and model Dovima in 1958

model Veruschka in 1960s and a yellow cout by Pierre Cardin 1966.

Women wearing fur coat, New York city 1974

Retro Silver Fox fur coat.

Dries Van Noten has been working with Faux Fur since 1990, when it was almost considerated kitsch. 

Nowaways, Fur are not a Luxury garment, only for old rich women, and they haven't get older the style.  the new coat are light, colourful, and modern cut. So, Is it posible that Fur coat are a Mainstream?

Last year, the 70% of the collections at the New York fashion Week showed a lot of furs. In fact, this industry runs 40.000 millions of dollars per year and employ 1 million people.

Despite the efforts of anti-fur activists and their sensitizing campaigns associated with animal cruelty, the popularity of wrapping oneself in a “sensual second skin” continues to persist. 

Yves Saint Laurent: Left Angelica Huston, 1971. Right Naomi Campbell 2001.

Prada S/S 2014