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Animal-rights activists are hoping Glenn Close will join their crusade to help convince Giorgio Armani to end what they see as his fatal attraction to rabbits.
Why? No, not because Close boiled a bunny in her legendary stalker movie with Michael Douglas, but because she was wearing Armani when she won an Emmy earlier this month.
PETA's battle with the Italian designing maestro heated up earlier this month when they were shocked to learn that he used fur in his new collections. It was just a little over a year ago that Armani announced that PETA had convinced him to stop using fur.
"Unfortunately, he's gone back on his word; his new collections are full of fur and even include fur-trimmed coats for babies and kids," PETA vice president Dan Mathews wrote in a letter late last week to Close. "We ask you that you please use your considerable influence with Mr. Armani to urge him to keep his word and leave fur out of future collections."
Close is the animal group's latest celeb target. Mathews recently wrote similar letters to Heidi Klum, Kristin Chenoweth and Kerry Washington, according to a PETA rep.
A rep for Armani reportedly told London's Daily Mail newspaper last week that they have honored their agreement with PETA that banned all fur except humanely sourced rabbit fur.
Gillian Anderson recently agreed to join PETA's anti-Armani battle by narrating a new video about rabbit fur farms.