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We knew Hermes' Australian crocodile farms were bound to anger PETA, so it's no surprise to hear the animal rights group has hit back.
"The thought of purposely breeding and killing crocodiles for an outdated, overpriced handbag should make any fashionista's skin crawl," the group said in a statement. "If Hermes really wants to be a leader in the fashion industry, it should stop killing animals for cold-blooded vanity and use cruelty-free mock croc and fake snake instead."
I'm sure all animal lovers would agree with PETA's sentiments, but Hermes continues to defy the financial crisis, maintaining its net worth despite the economic downturn. It might not be politically correct anymore, but fashionistas still can't get enough crocodile Birkins. With the prized accessories costing up to $50, 000, it's no wonder Hermes is reluctant to can the croc bags! No one's likely to pay the big bucks for faux reptile skin after all!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
When I think of generous, philanthropic celebs, Naomi Campbell isn't a name which springs to mind. But it seems I might have misjudged the hot-tempered supermodel. She's showing rare altruism and donating an exotic Hermes Birkin bag to charity.
Naomi will part with a green alligator skin Birkin for the next Hermes annual vintage sale. And she's not the only star giving up one of the French fashion house's precious purses. Princess Stephanie of Monaco has kindly contributed a handbag belonging to her mother, the late Grace Kelly.
Funds raised by the luxurious donations will benefit The White Ribbon Alliance. The international organization looks to ensure pregnancy and childbirth is safe for all women and newborns around the world.
The Hermes auction takes place on November 10. You might want to start saving your pennies if you hope to secure either bag. The combination of star power and luxury is a heady combination for any fashion fan!