Authentically Chic: Faux Fur’s Fashion Moment
Such are the stereotypes of synthetic fur: that it’s a cheap, tacky substitute for a luxury good; that it conjures the bug-eyed beasts of children’s television. But in “High Maintenance,” the joke is on the unperceptive buyer. The coat in question—a curly, deep-piled wrap in an icy pale blue—is inarguably chic.
The scene marks a shift that stylish shoppers have no doubt noticed: These days, faux-fur outerwear is every bit as attractive as the real thing—and, for a growing number of women, even more so.
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