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Fur Protestors Storm DKNY Stage

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No designer raises PETA's ire like Donna Karan—her show is always protested during fashion week. As PETA's DKNY page points out, Karan has assured them she'd stop using fur in the past, so maybe they're mad about the false promises? In any case, this time around three faux-pregnant protesters actually made their way onto the stage, where they unfurled an anti-fur banner before police chased them off. Two of the three were arrested, at which point they removed the pillows from under their shirts. (The third one appeared the station to pick them up.) We still have no idea what the pregnancy thing was about. This isn't the first time DKNY has caused controversy during Fashion Week: Last year, they offended activists with a marketing campaign that mimicked the "ghost bike" memorials chained around town to commemorate bikers killed by cars.
· Tell Donna Karan to Stop Selling Fur! [PETA]
· Seemingly Innocuous DKNY Marketing Effort Manages to Offend Many [Racked]