Victoria Beckham loves fur – but don’t worry, it’s fake…

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 Even The Fashion Police were fooled this week when we spotted Victoria Beckham out and about in a selection of what looked like real fur coats. Apparently, though, Posh is firmly anti-fur, and these are all fakes, albeit super-expensive ones by the likes of Stella McCartney, which is presumably how Victoria managed to get through New York Fashion Week without being mobbed by PeTA. What do you think of her fakes, though? Does the fact that they look relatively real bother you, or is she making a style statement and nothing more?

21 Comments

  • February 20, 2009

    Claire

    With fake’s this good, there really is NO excuse for real fur being used!!!

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  • February 20, 2009

    Veronika

    I have to confess.. I really like fur. I love how it looks, how it feels and the warmth (its really really cold here, brrrr). So I’m totally backing her up on this one.

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  • February 20, 2009

    Evelyn

    I think it looks fabulous. Really adds definition to her outfits.

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  • February 20, 2009

    Janet C

    I had a fake mink coat that looked so real I finally gave it away. I didn’t want anyone thinking I condoned fur. Fur belongs on the critters that were born with it. The problem with Gwen’s outfits is that they may encourage others to continue wearing the fur of slaughtered animals.

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  • February 20, 2009

    Miranda

    Janet,
    What if Beckham never wore these beautiful fake furs? Then less people would be aware how beautiful a fake can look.
    I fully support her. They look absolutely wonderful, and as long as people know they are fake, there is absolutely no problem with them being worn.

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  • February 20, 2009

    Bubbles

    Victoria is fabulous as always!

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  • February 20, 2009

    Helen

    I think she looks quite marvellous. But even faux fur can get you in trouble if it’s too lifelike. Recently I was accosted by some guys in the street who asked me in quite a threatening manner if my coat was real fur. I said no, somewhat shocked, but they had to touch my coat before they believed it wasn’t real and left me alone. I have been a bit hesitant to wear that coat since then, even though it’s really cute.

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  • February 20, 2009

    The Fashion Police

    Wow, Helen that sounds awful – even the Fashion Police wouldn’t *actually* stop people in the street and demand to know what their clothes were made of – that must’ve been quite scary!

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  • February 20, 2009

    Genny

    I’m just really thrilled to hear they are faux furs. On one hand I wish it was easier to tell the difference. But that would defeat the purpose of trying to get people like Posh to wear them instead of the real thing. As it is I wouldn’t wear fake fur myself. I don’t really enjoy the look (I have eyed a few faux fur trimmed jackets though.) and I don’t want to run into people like those Helen encountered. That just sounds terrifying.

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  • February 20, 2009

    Celeste

    I’m not a fan of the fur or fake fur myself. But I don’t have a problem with some furs. It really depends on a few factors. When driving through the Dakota’s, Wyoming, and Montana you see signs encouraging people to buy furs to support herd management (hunting). So I guess my point is, elk, rabbit, etc, okay. Fur farms no.

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  • February 20, 2009

    gokarm

    I wonder if those guys who attacked Helen also attack non-vegetarians. Sitting down with a hamburger and some guys walk up wanting to know if that’s real beef. Furthermore, I wonder if they hastle every carnivore for killing animals that have “done them no harm”. Hey you, Cougar…yeah you…is that REAL rabbit in your humongous jaws dripping with uncooked flesh? What’s your DEAL man? What did that rabbit ever do to you? I’m sorry, but PETA aggrivates the piss out of me. I’m a live and let live kinda girl and real fur or not, nobody has the right to force their personal beliefs on another, especially when it’s so subjective.

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  • February 20, 2009

    Susan

    The black outfit is very nice. Dress, faux fur, hair, accesories…

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  • February 20, 2009

    elaine

    I think it’s good for people to see that fake fur is just as good. personally I don’t like looking like I’m wearing an animal, but I feel like if someone who loves fur sees a fake as good as a real, why would they go for the one that was produced at the expense of an animal? it lessens the (already practically nonexistent) list of excuses people who wear real furs can use.

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  • February 21, 2009

    Danielle

    Why wear real fur when the fake looks that good? I love it. Fake fur rules. Not the tatty walmart fake fur though. *shudders*

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  • February 21, 2009

    Smurfette

    I think Victoria looks amazing in fur. I especially love her in the red fox.

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  • February 21, 2009

    Whitney

    She looks fabulous, and shows how good faux fur can look.
    Even if it were real fur, you can’t FORCE someone else to not wear it. It’s their personal choice, people.

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  • February 21, 2009

    Si

    I like all the fake furs she is wearing. However, how does she not condone wearing real fur when she owns several (hundred?) exotic skin Birkin bags such as python, crocodile and ostrich? All her shoes/bags are leather as well.

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  • February 21, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    I believe the more high-profile “fashionable” people wear fake fur the better. I can’t see a time in the near future when people who currently wear or design animal fur clothing (whether dyed lime green or not) will go off the look, but if synthetic fur gets an expensive image (lets face it the animal stuff is popular for ‘conspicuous consumption’ reasons) then it will be seen as an acceptable modern alternative. Then perhaps use of animal fur will confined to where it is the most effective/practical way to keep warm in very cold climates, e.g. by Siberian reindeer herders.
    On a lighter note, the other week I saw someone wearing a hideous pair of rabbit mukluk boots where the rabbit bit had been cut into strips. Couldn’t find an illustration on the web so couldn’t submit it for instance FP arrest…

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  • February 22, 2009

    chocoholic

    I don’t understand why, if you are anti-fur you would bother wearing fake fur that looks real.
    Doesn’t it just defeat the purpose.
    If you don’t like the idea of wearing a dead animal why would you want to LOOK like you are (even if its fake)
    Why not just wear NO fur fake or otherwise.

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  • June 17, 2009

    Kadeam

    I’m sorry to tell you all this
    But they arent fake fur’s
    http://victoriabeckham-jenna.blogspot.com/2009/06/victoria-beckham-loves-antonio-berardi.html
    there all anonio berardi
    who does use real fur
    but maybe VB got them modified to faux ?

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  • September 11, 2009

    Sally

    Like it or not, real fur has made a massive resurgence over the past few years as more and more designers are using fur in their collections. Demand for the real thing is the highest it has been in over 20 years. Yes, some of us happen to love real fur and wouldn’t be seen dead wearing fake. Victoria looks amazing as always and I look forward to seeing what gorgeous new furs she has added to her wardrobe for this winter.

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