You will not be flamed, Duchess.
wear leather (shoes, bags, two jackets). And I am not a vegetarian at all
. But I try to live consciously and to learn about the origin and production of the goods I consume.
As stated above I will not condemn people who craft furs (or leather) into clothing or people who wear these garments. However, I believe the creatures that supply us with their meat and skins should be treated with respect and they should suffer as little as possible. If you take a look at the Valentino butterfly mink coat that I posted on the previous page: a garment like this does not show any respect towards the once living creatures that had to give their skins for such a piece of shit.
I highly appreciate the freedom of art (and any kind of craft that is considered as art). And there is no accounting for taste. But slaughtering animals to misuse their skins and turn them into ridiculous pieces of clothing that will not survive the next season seems to be such a waste and such a shame. And I consider the manufacturers, buyers and wearers of such clothings as entirely ignorant and useless. JMO.
With Madeleine's coat I sit on the fence. I think it's special but will be wearable longer than one season. It's not silly. I predict she will get it out of the closet again when she is in her sixties. At the christianing she looked like Doris Day
, later on she will give us the Barbara Cartland
vibes while wearing it. Good for her!
a) If you want to make clothes from animal skins - mind the dignity of the previous wearers AND the dignity of the wearers to be.
b) People who are in the public eye should IMO be a bit more aware what impression they give, especially members of a royal family. Madde's coat seems to whisper "Let them eat cake", very low but distinctly hearable. Which is an attitude I'd never relate to Madeleine, since she seems to be a kind person. And so my rant is more about other wearers of fur coats who are less likable than our sweet Madeleine.