Anna Wintour Gets Powdered At Fashion Week

Vain Vogue Editor’s Hair Turns White After Run-In With Flour-Tossing Fur Foes

For Immediate Release:
23 February 2006

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Milan – Anna Wintour’s perfectly coiffed bob was noticeably ruffled after the American Vogue editor was ambushed by animal protectionists who showered her with flour as she walked to Dolce & Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week.

Wintour remains a PETA target because of her selfish promotion of fur in the pages of Vogue and her refusal to allow even paid anti-fur advertisements in the magazine. Dubbed “Nuclear Wintour” by the media for her frosty demeanour and cold heart, Wintour has had all manner of baked goods delivered to her over the years, including two separate pies tossed at her last year when she draped herself in the slaughtered bodies of foxes and minks.

The Milan protest comes hot on the heels of last weeks’ flouring of Julien MacDonald during London’s Fashion Week

Why the dust-up over fur? Animals trapped in the wild for fur may suffer for days before they are stomped or bludgeoned to death. Animals on fur farms are confined to tiny, filthy cages before they are poisoned, gassed, electrocuted or skinned alive. An undercover investigation found that millions of dogs and cats in China, the world’s leading exporter of fur, are bludgeoned, hanged, strangled with wire nooses and bled to death for their fur, which is often deliberately mislabelled as fur from other species.

“There is nothing remotely ‘fashionable’ about the torture and death of animals killed for fur”, says PETA Europe’s Yvonne Taylor. “Anna Wintour may have been able to ignore images of bloody skinned animals gasping for breath in the past, but hopefully a dash of flour will help her rise to the occasion and forsake fur once and for all.”

For more information, please visit PETA’s Web site