Looks like Dr. Dre better move over. The wildly known Beats headphones just got a makeover. When I heard about this, I couldn't believe it. But...then again, yes I did. With headphones this popular, it's no surprise any fashion haus would be interested with collaborating. It sorta reminds me of designer collaborations with Target or H&M. The high fashion, "plum-hued silver fox" headphones got dissaproving head shakes from PETA. Michelle Cho, representative of PETA writes to Dr. Dre:
"With so many fashionable, cruelty-free materials available these days, we hope that you will keep animals in mind and choose not to use fur or exotic skins in your collection," Cho wrote. "You have a tremendous amount of influence on young people--won't you please consider using your platform to advocate kindness toward animals by pledging never to design with real fur and exotic skins?"
-Michelle Cho, PETA representative
Beats by Oscar de la Renta $695
There was no response from Dr. Dre representatives. I have to completely agree with Cho, sorry Oscar. Although I respect him as a designer, he should take cues from animal-friendly designer, Stella McCartney. Fashion should not sacrifice any life. Neither man nor creature.
What do you think?