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Tim Gunn Fashion Bible Says Thou Shall Not Wear Fur

Written by Vegetarian Star on Monday, October 1st, 2012 in Books, Fashion, Fur.

Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible

Tim Gunn, fashion guru and consultant on Project Runway, has published a book on the history of fashion–both history you’d like to remember and that you’d rather forget.

Who’s up for forgetting tie-dye? Everyone should be up for forgetting fur as Gunn says it belongs in the “dustbin of history.”

Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet devotes almost an entire chapter to the atrocities of the industry.


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Tim Gunn Thanks Miss Florida USA Officials For Fur Ban

Written by Vegetarian Star on Monday, July 18th, 2011 in Fashion, Fur.

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The officials from the Miss Florida USA pageant announced they will no longer award a mink coat to the winner of the competition. No one could be more happier about this decision than Tim Gunn, Project Runway host and anti-fur activist who’s recorded a PSA for PETA against the fur industry.

Gunn took the time to write a letter to the executive producer of the Miss Florida USA pageant, Grant H. Gravitt Jr., thanking him for the ban.


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Taraji P. Henson

“When I realized what went into the fur on your gloves or on your jacket, what goes into killing those animals, it ripped my heart out. You don’t have to kill an animal because you want to be hot and fly. It’s not the 16th century anymore.  We’ve got central heating for God’s sake. And you can get a fake fur coat. I have one. It’s fabulous.”

Taraji P. Henson, at a party held at Stella McCartney‘s 14th Street Boutique in New York recently. Other guests in attending the bash thrown by PETA include Tim Gunn and Olivia Munn.

Henson looks stunning in any photo, but if you’re interested in seeing, ahem, more of her, view her NSFW anti-fur ad below.


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We’ve recovered from the cat throwing former contestant on Project Runway and this season, we’re excited that Gretchen Jones is competing with her organic cotton denim and other sustainable clothing.

Jones told Oregon Live, “I use natural fibers and try to impact my environment by making things to order; I don’t over-produce. I also try to sustain the economy that supports me,” Jones said about buying local.

While we’re loving Tim Gunn‘s anti-fur stance, it’s surprising to learn he was hesitate about Jones using only sustainable materials in the competition. Such little faith?


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Vegan Ellen DeGeneres “Out Magazine” Most Influential Gay

Written by Vegetarian Star on Friday, April 16th, 2010 in Pop Culture, TV Hosts.

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Out magazine has compiled its annual “Most Influential Gay Men and Women” and vegan Ellen DeGeneres is number one on the list.

Besides her presence on television and activism for gay rights, Ellen’s impact on the animal rights movement is touched on as well in Out’s short description of why she topples the competition.

From Out:

“A passionate advocate for marriage equality, an avid opponent of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” and staunch defender of animal rights, DeGeneres’s enormous platform is many an American’s gain.”

Other notables who’ve made or are making contributions to the vegetarian and animal community are Project Runway’s Tim Gunn, who recorded an anti-fur PSA and frowns upon contestants who attempt to use it in competition.

Also, representative Jared Polis, who recently introduced the Healthy School Meals Act that will hopefully introduce more meat free and non dairy beverage options in school districts, is in the top 10.

For the entire list, visit Out.

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Ellen DeGeneres Tim Gunn–Who Would You

Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 in Fashion, Polls/Surveys, TV Hosts, Who Would You.

Ellen DeGeneres was named Woman of the Year by PETA for her contributions to promoting vegetarianism and animal welfare.

And who was voted as her male counterpart for the title?

None other than fur hating fashion guru Tim Gunn.

Both Ellen and Tim let their cruelty-free fashion sense do the accessorizing.

Fur is banned from Project Runway and Ellen’s given away vegan handbags to her audience.

You’d love to have both a faux fur coat and a leather-free bag, but if you had to choose between Tim or Ellen, who would you rather do…

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Meatless Mouthful–Tim Gunn On Faux Fur

Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 in Fashion, Fur, Meatless Mouthful.

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“I’m also not a great fan of faux fur that looks real — I’d much rather have it look fake.”

—-Project Runway fashion mentor Tim Gunn, in an interview with The LA Times.

Sounds like looking through the archives of Fur Real or Fur Fake would be painful for Tim–even when the fur is completely synthetic.

What’s your take on faux fur?

Does knowing the source is synthetic make it easier on the eyes?

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Project Runway “Sequins, Feathers and Fur, Oh My!”

Written by Vegetarian Star on Thursday, October 15th, 2009 in Fashion, Reality TV.

61st Primetime Emmy Awards Nominees For Outstanding Costumes Kick-Off Party

Tonight’s episode of Project Runway titled “Sequins, Feathers and Fur, Oh My!” seems puzzling, as it conveys that the catwalk will be covered in bird and animal-wear.

But wait.

Anyone who follows fashion king Tim Gunn knows he not down with fur by any means, as designers are not permitted to use it in their fashions.

And a recent episode had one divorcee request a completely animal-free piece of fashion created by recycling her old wedding dress.

Will this be an opportunity for the contestants to shine faux style?

Tune in tonight at 10PM et/pt on Lifetime to find out!

via calendarlive.com

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