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This season we seem to be revisiting the early 1970's, and recapturing the mood of the era with paisley, worn denim, crocheted trim, burn-out velvet and a renewed interest in fur. Fur, worn as protection by prehistoric man, has, as fashion, waxed and waned throughout history. From the days of early European settlements to the development of modern alternatives, fur has been popular in cold climates, and in the last two centuries, associated with glamour, lavish spending and societal status. In recent years, a growing number of consumers and designers, notably British fashion designer and outspoken animal rights activist Stella McCartney, are rejecting fur due to moral beliefs about cruelty to animals. In response, the fur industry argues that wearing fur is a natural,...