Brooke Shields, who as a child dream of designing a fur coat for herself has finally fulfilled her dream. She designed the fur coat along with the Kopenhagen Fur Company and said that she wanted to shatter the stereotype that fur is meant for older women.
Shields said that lots of people might be considering wearing fur as an elderly gesture. But she plans to advocate that the younger generation on the advantages of wearing fur. She added that she would wear fur regularly while taking her children to school, drinking coffee and even while she is asleep.
But the Shields enthusiasm for fur has offended the animal right organization, PETA. It criticized Shields for advocating the use of fur and questioned her if she wants world to remember her as a ‘fur pimp’.
They referred to her designing fur jackets as a stunt pulled out to hog the limelight. In a statement the organization said that they understand that when some actors’ will, do just about anything to stay in the limelight when their careers begin to fade
Shields, who started working as a model and actor as a child is said to have made more money than the President of the United States by the time she turned 16. She appeared in films like Pretty Baby and The Blue Lagoon, and also on TV shows including Suddenly Susan, That 70′s Show and Lipstick Jungle.
She holds a degree in French literature from Princeton University.