Dr. Dre and Oscar de la Renta
Though it’s not uncommon for fur lovers to draw the ire of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), few have done so by sporting fur on their ears. A new collaboration between Dr. Dre and Oscar de la Renta apparently will fix that, however. The pair have released limited-edition Beats by Dr. Dre headphones lined in silver-fox fur, which, as the product description reads, “only Oscar could conceive.” PETA has sounded off against the $695 headphones, citing the fact that “foxes, minks, rabbits, and other animals—including cats and dogs—are bludgeoned, genitally electrocuted, strangled with wire nooses, drowned, and even skinned alive for their pelts.” PETA also urged de la Renta to join fellow designers Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Bouwer, and Vivienne Westwood in banning fur from designs. No comment has been released by either de la Renta or Dr. Dre, but given the price tag, people probably will think twice before buying the fashionable headphones.