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Versace to get rid of fur from collections

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Milan (AP) -

Versace has become the latest fashion house to eliminate fur from its collections, joining Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss and more.

The Humane Society, which campaigns against the sale of fur, welcomed the decision Wednesday, noting that "Versace is a massively influential brand that symbolizes excess and glamour."

The group released an interview with designer Donatella Versace, who was quoted saying, "Fur? I am out of that. I don't want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn't feel right."

Versace hasn't said when it would phase fur out of their collections, but given the fashion cycle it wouldn't be before the next winter season.

Versace is joining a trend among fashion houses to make its collections more environmentally sustainable.

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