It is that time of the year when awards for achievements in the film industry are being handed out at glitzy ceremonies.
Have you ever wondered about the origin of fur costumes?
Unfortunately they are not all vintage!
One company supplying genuine fur to film sets is Wachtenheim Furs (LA), which claims to be the largest manufacturer of lynx fur worldwide. This furrier sells ready-made furs, as well as raw pelts from which designers can manufacture costumes.
However, as with the “real world”, people in the film world can make ethical choices.
For example, costume designer Deborah Hopper used faux fur in Angelina Jolie’s costume in the Changeling.
Here is Angelina on set for Salt, wearing “synchilla” (synthetic) and not chinchilla fur.
Thank you Angelina and Deborah for making ethical choices ❤