On the heels of the news that fashionable French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy promised PETA that she no longer wears real fur, Michelle Obama has now announced that she, too, is officially fur-free. The duo, who have met twice in recent months, are widely regarded as two of the most fashion-conscious first ladies in history and have set the fashion world abuzz with their clothing choices.
PETA had expressed concerns to Bruni-Sarkozy about photos that showed her wearing what appeared to be fur and wrote to the former supermodel asking her to donate the coats to PETA to give to the homeless. But Bruni-Sarkozy—who wore fur during her modeling heyday—assured the animal rights group that if the photos were recent, the fur was fake.
As news of Bruni-Sarkozy's fur-free policy broke yesterday, Michelle Obama's deputy press secretary, Semonti Mustaphi, also announced, "Mrs. Obama does not wear fur."