23 May '11, 10am

Last week the government of Seoul banned fur from a fashion show but now they have done a U-turn

SEOUL - SOUTH Korea's capital city will allow Italian fashion house Fendi to feature fur in a show next week, organisers said in a U-turn on Monday, prompting a vow from campaigners to disrupt the event. A spokesman for Fendi's public relations company told AFP that fur would be part of the show on June 2 but could not say how many such items would be featured. The event will be staged on a newly built island on the Han River, which the city of Seoul wants to promote as a landmark. The Italian firm said last week that city officials had threatened to cancel the event unless all fur items were removed from the catwalk. The city government said pressure from animal rights groups had rendered the show too controversial, and Fendi had described the short notice as 'difficult to understand... in light of the months of preparation and cooperation'. But in a statement on Monday, ...

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