Naomi Campbell for Dennis Basso
You would think Naomi is my favourite model as often as I feature her but that’s not the case. It’s just that she has been so damn fabulous recently. Seems like Russia and the Russian lover are having a good influence on her. She is looking better than ever and this campaign for Dennis Basso’s AW/2010-11 is just amazing. But where everNaomi goes, controversy follows. The model made it clear in PeTa’s campaign in 1997 that she’d “rather go naked than wear fur” but that hasn’t stopped her taking the runway wearing fur and posing for campaigns such as the Dennis Basso one seen here. Her explanation has been that she thinks the group go too far in their aggressive protests against industry figures like US Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld. Well Ms. Campbell, you’re living in Russia now, the land of fur and you wouldn’t be considered a diva unless you take the Moscow streets wearing your most fabulous fur coat.
What are your thoughts? Real fur or faux fur? Personally I find fur incredibly beautiful and I admit my mother vintage mink coat is what kept me alive in Moscow. Would I go and buy a new real fur coat? No I wouldn’t. I prefer admiring it on the beautiful creature it belongs to. I would however never give myself the right to attack anyone who chooses to wear fur. It’s a hard line to draw. Some people attack people who wear fur, but they are ok with eating meat. I love to hear your view on this.