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August 30 2014

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Agyness: Fake It To Make It

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Arden Wohl, Richie Rich, and Charlotte Ronson came out to celebrate a night of fur-free fashion at the Humane Society of the United States’ Cool vs. Cruel Awards. The event at the Bowery Hotel featured the fur-free designs of Art Institutes students. By evening’s end, Gohar Rajabzadeh was announced as the winner for her shaggy faux fur coat made of acrylic yarn and cotton. “I’m a big fan of Cool vs. Cruel,” said Ronson, who judged the event last year, resulting in the Humane Society sponsorship for her show. Wohl agreed. “Now I think we have the technology to not use fur,” she said. “It pushes designers to be as creative as they can using alternative materials,” she said. In addition to Rich, the event’s designer contingent included Maria Cornejo and Libertine’s Cindy Greene. “We have put fur on the runway, but it’s always been vintage,” Rich explained. “I don’t know if I would use real fur right now. I care about how they get the fur. That freaks me out.” Agyness Deyn, who deejayed the event with boyfriend Albert Hammond, Jr., urged people to at least be aware of the alternatives. “Comme des Garçons uses all fake furs and I have fur-looking coats that aren’t really fur,” said the model. “They use such good fakes nowadays that you don’t need to buy the real thing.”

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