Why Crocodile, Lizard, Snake, Stingray and Fur Are Out of Fashion at Chanel

Dec 05, 2018 - Fortune

Famed fashion house Chanel is no longer using “exotic skins” in it’s “future creations”. The list includes crocodile, lizard, snake, and stingray as well as fur.

"The future of high-end products will come from the know-how of what our atelier is able to do," Bruno Pavlovsky, president of Chanel SAS, told WWD. Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld said he couldn’t remember the last time he used fur at Chanel.

Pavlovsky said the decision was made because it was becoming increasi...