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posted: 7/30/2011 6:00 AM

Fur makes fashion comeback

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  • Women's tastes are becoming more refined and younger customers are warming up to fur amid efforts to market pelts as more humane products.

    Women's tastes are becoming more refined and younger customers are warming up to fur amid efforts to market pelts as more humane products.
    Gucci

  • Leopard printed rabbit earmuffs with raccoon puffs and a cropped mink striped vest, marabou spotted coat, part of Adrienne Landau's fall 2011 collection.

    Leopard printed rabbit earmuffs with raccoon puffs and a cropped mink striped vest, marabou spotted coat, part of Adrienne Landau's fall 2011 collection.
    Bloomberg News

 
The Washington Post

After several seasons in deep hibernation, fur heated up the fall runways. Designers from Alber Elbaz to Zac Posen chose fox, lamb, ostrich and dyed maribou to add texture and drama to their collections. Inspired by the theme, retailers are offering both affordable and politically uncontroversial faux interpretations -- scarves, hats, vests, boots, gloves, even full-length coats -- perfect for dashing through the snow.

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