Ex-PETA model Cindy Crawford in fur ads

Aug. 20, 2004 at 3:21 PM
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NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. supermodel Cindy Crawford, who posed in a 1995 anti-fur ad, may incite the wrath of animal activists for her role in a Blackglama Furs ad campaign.

Crawford, who has been out of the modeling limelight for the past two years, will star in an ad series debuting in October wearing the luxurious furs also modeled by the likes of Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich, Lauren Bacall, Rita Hayworth and Gisele Bundchen, Vogue.com reported Friday.

Almost a decade ago, Crawford was seen alongside top models Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Elle Macpherson, Claudia Schiffer and Christy Turlington for the "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Crawford's prior reported stance toward fur does not matter to Blackgama's chief.

"As far as I'm concerned, it wouldn't have affected our decision," said Edward Brennan, chief executive officer of American Legend, the marketing cooperative that owns Blackglama.

After modeling five Blackgama coats, Crawford reportedly had her pick of furs.

"She can have any one she wants. I hope she took all five," Brennan said.

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