Actress Reese Witherspoon was spotted carrying a $3,820 Chloe Paraty bag made from python skin, the sale of which has been banned in California since 1970. The Legally Blonde actress was slammed by a PETA spokesperson, who stated: “No matter how much Reese paid for that bag, the animals paid a much higher price.”
PETA selected Witherspoon as the “sexiest vegetarian” back in 2006, but then seemed annoyed when Witherspoon made an appearance on Ellen and stated during a cooking segment, “everything’s better with bacon.”
“We can’t imagine that she’d wish to contribute to this hidden suffering, especially for something as frivolous as a fashion accessory that can be replicated with no bloodshed,” the statement from PETA continues.
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The Chloe Paraty Python Shoulder Bag is available for purchase at neimanmarcus.com. Product details on the purse:
What bag do we keep spying on celebrities shoulders? The Chloe Paraty of course. Gleaming hardware and exotic python make this handbag the one you must have.
Eggshell python with leather trim and golden hardware.
Top handles with rings, 5″ drop; detachable shoulder strap.
Side twist-lock fastenings adjust size.
Piped front panel.
Inside, zip pocket.
10 1/2″H x 14 1/2″W x 6″D.
Made in Italy.
In 1952, Gaby Aghion, a Parisian of Egyptian origin, and her partner, Jacques Lenoir, founded Chloe. The duo was among the first to design collections that merged the strict requirements of haute couture with those of ready-to-wear. In 2001, the Chloe line expanded to include handbags and accessories, and 2008 saw the launch of a popular fragrance line. Today, designer Hannah MacGibbon continues the house’s fashion heritage.