Newsday (New York): Faux Gore for Wintour

Karen Dawn KarenDawn at
Tue Jun 3 09:45:25 EDT 2003

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Newsday (New York)

June 3, 2003 Tuesday ALL EDITIONS

NEWS, Pg. A12

 Faux Gore for Wintour

Animal rights activists soaked themselves in fake blood and spat insults to
mark a big day for Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour, who was set to accept
a fashion industry award yesterday.

Five protesters draped in fur coats drenched themselves in the fake blood
and crawled up the sidewalk to the facade of publisher Conde Nast's building
in Times Square, where Vogue's offices are located.

The protesters smeared red fluid down the front of the building and clogged
a revolving door with their bodies. Lunchtime passers-by stepped through
pools of the red liquid as it oozed off the building.

Wintour, Vogue's influential editor in chief, was to receive a lifetime
achievement award at a dinner held by the Council of Fashion Designers of

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which staged the protest, has
long criticized Wintour and Vogue for promoting designers who use fur.
Animal rights activists have left blood at Wintour's door, slapped a dead
raccoon onto her plate at a restaurant and sent maggot-infested animal guts
to her office. A spokesman for Vogue said the magazine had no comment.

GRAPHIC: AP Photo - Protesters with People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals at Times Square. Getty Images Photo- Protester Matt Prescott is
arrested yesterday after attempting to enter Vogue's offices.

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