PETA Takes Over Jean-Paul Gaultier Boutique in Paris
Shoppers walking by designer Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Paris boutique got an eyeful when PETA activists stormed the shop’s display windows, smearing the glass with red “blood” and waving signs reading, “Death for Sale,” in a protest against Gaultier’s use of fur. The demo was timed to coincide with Paris’ Fashion Week.
The Gaultier boutique takeover was the latest in a string of actions aimed at designers who have refused to stop using fur. During Milan's Fashion Week last week, PETA activists took over the runways of the Burberry and Roberto Cavalli fashion shows. PETA activists have previously stormed the shop window of Dolce & Gabbana and taken over the catwalks of fur designers Karl Lagerfeld, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, and Prada, among others.