Supermodel Naomi Campbell has provoked the wrath of former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson after donning a fox fur coat for the Pirelli Calendar party at the Manhattan Center.
The runaway veteran attended the celebrity bash with music mogul Diddy, who wore a white mink stole.
She faced widespread condemnation after sharing the snap on her Instagram, with some urging her to consider the implications of her actions, reminding her killing and skinning animals for fur is no longer considered glamorous. One person said: "GROSS!!!!!!! What kind of person thinks dead animal skins are fashionable you're paying for animal torture."
It was particularly surprising because Campbell posed for Peta's 'rather go naked than wear fur' campaign alongside Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and Elle McPherson in 1994.
Anderson, a vegan and animal rights activist, has now weighed in to express her disappointment.
"So many animals were anally electrocuted for this coat and sometimes skinned alive," Anderson said in a message to Campbell via Page Six.
"Naomi, I adore you. I wish you wouldn't wear fur," she said. "People follow you. You are a fashion icon.
"This is heartbreaking. Please have a heart and lose the real fur."
Animal rights organisation Peta recently told IBTimes UK that the tide is finally turning because more consumers are educating themselves on this cruel and unethical practice.
"Today's shoppers don't want to wear the skins of animals who were caged, then electrocuted or bludgeoned to death. Until all animal skins and coats are finally off the racks of clothing stores worldwide, Peta will keep up the pressure on the clothing and fashion industry."