British fashion houses Alexander McQueen and luxury Spanish designer Balenciaga have ditched fur, becoming the latest Kering-owned brands to adopt a fur-free policy.
Humane Society International and the Humane Society of the United States have been working with Kering and its brands for more than a decade on adopting the policy. A number of fashion designers are also dropping fur, including Gucci, Prada, Armani, Versace, Burberry, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors, and DKNY.
The announcement was revealed in Kering’s 2020 Universal Registration document, which reads most of the Group’s Houses do not use fur. It added that the Italian luxury fashion house Gucci is also committed to no longer using angora as well as Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, and MCQ also no longer use fur in their collections.
Saint Laurent and Brioni are the only Kering brands that have yet to announce fur-free policies.
This announcement comes as several cities, states, and even entire countries look to ban fur sales.