Well. I guess we know what happened to the rest of Megs’ pink fox.

I’m sorry, that joke was inappropriate. I’m one of those people that makes terrible jokes at the worst times when I’m uncomfortable. And, suffice it to say, the Roger Vivier Foxtrot Clutch makes me really uncomfortable. I think it’s looking at me. It’s like one of those creepy haunted house paintings where the eyes move to follow you, and come to think of it, that’s exactly where this clutch belongs – in a house of horrors.

Let’s get this out of the way first: I don’t buy or wear fur personally, but I don’t have any ill will toward those that do. It’s not my business, just like it’s not my business if you’re a vegetarian or if you drive a gas-guzzling car (which I do, but I digress.) What I have a problem with, however, is bad taste and a gross disregard for those that have to look at you, and this clutch exhibits both.

I don’t think that anyone that buys leather bags would want a cow head attached to her purse, and as such, I don’t think that condoning the use or consumption of fur means condoning the idea of having an actual animal head hanging from your bag. I know that older furs often left heads and feet attached, and I can’t understand, for the life of me, why anyone would still consider that a good or fashionable idea. I also can’t imagine why Style.com would include something so poorly designed or that so gratuitously flaunts death in their Fall Accessories Report. Vivier makes some beautiful shoes and accessories, but this makes me look at the line in a new light, and not a good one.

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  • An4

    the clutch is gross but the joke was great, I like black humor, it’s such a great human trait.

  • Voodoo

    Um. This bag is awful. (fb)

  • Mika

    looks like a puppet (fb)

  • jane

    I like dark humor myself but nothing to do w/animals in that way is humorous, dark or black or otherwise.

  • Signe

    just awful! yuk! (fb)

  • reese

    Bad taste. I love fake fur, but even if this was fake, it would still be bad taste. (fb)

  • Shelly

    eww this looks kinda scary (fb)

  • CC

    Oh my god this bag is horrible! It’s ugly and tasteless (fb)

  • sc

    This makes me sick. While i don’t condone the use of skins or fur, this is going completely overboard. It’s like human society showing it’s power over living things and it’s abillity to do whatever we want because we can. This designer needs some class.

  • natalie78

    Make it stop looking at me! That is just way too creepy for me. I do not want my clothes looking back at me. (fb)

  • marian t

    oh dear, is it supposed to be a bag. lol. (fb)

  • ad

    omg, please make it go away. its looking at me directly. it is indeed scary. omg, omg, omg (fb)

  • tadpolenyc

    HAHA! this is a hilarious disaster.

  • Amy

    No thank you. (fb)

  • mai

    That’s one freaky thing! I’m not a fan. (fb)

  • savannah

    I have no words, I wouldnt even want this for free. (fb)

  • cge

    I agree with every single thing Amanda had to say about this. It’s atrocious. Reminds me of a fox stole my grandmother used to have, and it gave me nightmares as a kid when I saw it on her. I doubt this will sell very well!

  • Purse Pixie

    This bag would be perfect if the statement you are trying to make is, “I am carrying a dead fox.”

  • DeAnna

    I never want to imagine my handbag coming to life and killing me in my sleep. This thing will chew your face off, I just know it.
    Epic fail!

  • Nee

    this looks like one of those “pillow pets” they are currently advertising on the kiddie networks… only those are cute and this is just dreadful! BTW, i think your joke is hilarious, i thought the exact same thing!

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  • Nikki

    I find the knowledge that they skin them alive uncomfortable.
    Interesting it got such a scathing review because it has the head attached, making it uncomfortable to look at.

  • Beth

    I am emphatically anti-fur and I find this bag to be not only ugly but vile. However, I agree that it’s interesting that it’s the head that is putting off so many people. Head or no head, fur puts me off. This is just a lot more in your face. So to speak. (fb)

  • Tanyus

    Elmo gone wrong? (fb)

  • Isabel

    seriously who wants to carry an animal head. eww

    Walk of Fashion

  • sheri d

    Wow, that’s freaky…it would haunt me in my dreams (fb)

  • Monique

    kinda looks like a dead animal… road kill? (fb)

  • Michelle

    am not completely and totally opposed to fur, but that is not only fugly but wrong



  • Lynette

    There really isn’t anything good to say about this clutch. (fb)

  • Sue

    Ok that’s just creepy! (fb)

  • Irene

    Looks extremely distasteful. Dislike (fb)

  • Bianca

    This is an instant where a designer has gone too far to push the envelop. It quickly goes from edgy to absurd. (fb)

  • mary s

    i agree on all counts, the joke was great though!!

    by the way, is that a real fox head or just a look alike?

    • Karen

      looks like the real deal to me. (fb)

  • mary s

    opps and (fb)

  • JulieO

    I think it’s ugly and in incredibly poor taste. (fb)

  • Melissa

    Dear God. I can’t believe they think that anyone would buy that now. (fb)

  • karelia

    OMG! This is the worst thing ever! (fb)

  • EryGonz

    Just bizarre (fb)

  • renee

    I think it’s cute. Just kidding! Ha ha! Had you going there ! What a creepy little thing! (fb)

  • Stephanie S

    This is in such poor taste, the poor animal. (fb)

  • Cate

    Several years ago, my mom inherited some kind of animal stole from a relative–it might have been mink; I can’t really remember. What I do remember is that the face and feet were still attached and that it scared the hell out of me because of those details. Ever since then, I haven’t been able to look at fur with extremities without shuddering. This bag? Double shudder. (fb)

  • Melody

    yikes! very very awful indeed (fb)

  • Denise

    wow. that is kinda gross. (fb)

  • Tamee

    Uuummmmm, no. (fb)

  • Anna

    I know this might sound trite, but to be honest the only hideous thing about the clutch is the color. YES it is extravagant but would look better if it was in black or even fox fur orange to get that old world english glamour. However the bag was executed poorly and thus it seems extremely macabre, but with a tacky paris hilton twist….SO THIS IS THUMBS WAY DOWN!

  • Ana

    This must be some kind of horribly joke, yes? No? Then it’s just deeply disturbing.

  • 19yearslater

    Ugh, that color and especially the inclusion of the head make this a horrible clutch. Now, how long until Lady Gaga gets one? Or two, actually, she’d probably want one for a hat and one as a purse.

  • Sofia Nolan

    very cute and how original, I wonder who actually thought of this in the first place. And though it`s adorable, I couldn`t wear, I love pets way too much

  • Debbie C

    I was incredibly disturbed by the LV fox tails but this makes those charms look tame. i wonder if Roger Vivier was inspired by the fox tails, but he took it way too far. Even if someone does buy/wear/carry fur products (which I do not), I cannot imagine someone actually wanting to carry this. It would literally be like carrying a dead carcass around with you all the time. It is so wrong to the point of being ridiculous. (fb)

  • Stacy

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said by previous posters…except…was this road kill and shouldn’t they have consulted a taxidermist. What the F@!&k were they thinking? This is beyond B.A.D.!!!!

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  • amy

    that’s just wrong. It looks spray painted and the head just staring back at you. The poor animal!

  • Rebecca

    It creeps me out! (fb)

  • Kayla

    I love LV fox fur tails but this is just too much! (fb)

  • Pat

    This is just wrong on so many levels. (fb)

  • Celeste

    That disgusting. And an instance where I would applaud PETA being their agro-selves and throwing paint on anyone carrying one. (fb)

    • Stacy

      Where does PETA or anyone else get the right to “throw” paint on someone simply because they DO NOT like or AGREE with what another person is wearing. If that were the case then why aren’t they throwing paint on shoes – they’re made out of leather. It’s ridiculous and the person should be thrown in jail. HOW can you abide by that?!?!?!?!

  • Karen

    Wow,I don’t love this, but I like it in a kind Natural History Museum Nightmare kind of way. But the fact that apparently it’s so universally hated makes me REALLY want one!!
    Although it would be way more awesome in black. (fb)

  • Helena

    Does it meow?? (fb)

  • LA

    Put a face on it and it’s gross and disturbing. Why is this considered any different than a fur coat. To me it was still an animal without having seen the face. I’m surprised the face made the view more negative than any other fur.

    • Leslie

      I agree, although I like the feeling of fur I won’t ever get one just because it is still an animal to me. I think most people just want to ignore the fact that it actually came from an animal, knowing it came from a fox is easier than seeing and really knowing it IS a fox.

  • Helena

    LA I believe it just looks crueler that way (fb)

  • Lianne

    Oh lord. That is just… awful. There are very few people I could see wanting to carry this (someone mentioned Lady GaGa, which is probably their target market). But bad as the design is, the colour is even worse. Maybe if it was a fun-fur cheapo for the halloween market… (FB)

  • Barb

    EEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWW!! I will confess to being around when those stoles with the head and feet were being worn( I was Young) couldn’t understand then, can’t understand it now. It’s one thing to use animal parts I.e. leather, eat meat etc. another to face it and flaunt it!

  • Barb

    Oh and once again (fb)

  • Cate

    this is gross and ugly all in one bright nasty package (fb)

  • Leslie

    Gross, I thought it was some kind of spider face with the ears and eerie eyes until i noticed the actual fox head. (fb)

  • LynnDenise

    I agree gross and ugly. (fb)

  • covertanjou

    UGLY. Who would ever wear this!?? (fb)

  • otter

    Disgusting. Release the Kraken.

  • Kendra

    Because caring around dead animal faces will make all the guys hit on you.

    What a fantastic idea! All the furries unite!

  • courtney

    Apprehensible. (FB)

  • wyh

    I think it is down right freaky and distubing (fb)

  • wyh

    I think it is down right freaky and disturbing (fb)

  • gacats

    That is disgusting to me.(fb)

  • Susie

    Sorry that is so nasty …it makes me feel uncomfortable even looking at it…ugh…its CREEPY and super tacky (fb)

  • kirsten

    looks more like a raccoon to me than a fox..did they just recycle all the roadkills?

  • Raleine

    looks freaky. :S (fb)

  • Karin bag4bag

    Oh it’s just awful !!! Will they tack zebra heads onto zebra print bags next ! (fb)

  • justa9url

    Whoa! That is the creepiest clutch I’ve ever seen. Who would actually carry that around. (fb)

  • Tonda

    Does anyone remember old school mink stoles that had the mink heads on them chasing each other in a circle and would bite the next one’s tail and that was how it fastened around your neck? Gross! (fb)

  • Audrey H.

    I don’t like it. (fb)

  • Debbie

    Ewwwwwww! That’s freaking scary! (FB)

  • Roxanna

    Omg! Ew!!! I have no words! (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    not liking this (fb)

  • Jocephine

    gross and creepy (fb)

  • Eliane T.

    This is so weird! (fb)

  • Serayane

    I actually like the idea…if it wasn’t a real head, I’d want to buy it.

  • Ping

    I am not anti fur BUT this is like an atrocious roadkill!!! FUGLY ALL THE WAY and a complete waste!

  • Yoonmee

    Wow is all I have to say.

  • mochababe73

    Creepy. I am a lover of fur, but there is no way that I could ever wear the actual head. Heinous.

  • Shine

    it looks like a porcupine in pink, i guess all votes says its hideous.(fb)

  • Julie W

    Looks like Scrat from the movies Ice Age!

  • Gorgeous

    omgee… poor fox! that makes me not want to ever buy fur again. not that i have ever bought fur, i just have two vintage minks that used to be my grandmothers (rip) but i never wear them. they just look pretty hanging in my closet lsl (fb)

  • Dawne Strehl

    So wrong! (and ugly) and wrong! ‘(fb)’

  • ad

    why is it this bag is still haunting me!! (fb)

  • hect

    oooo i have to say i kind of like it actually kind of love it and thing is i like the look yes a bit agressive but interesting thats just me and i cant see the horror in it

  • Tiff Chao

    Although, I do eat meat now after being vegetarian for three years, this is just terrible and uncouth. Why would anyone ever display that? It is shocking to see it even being designed in today’s world. (fb)

  • Alanna

    ugh that is hideous (fb)

  • abitnerdy

    ok, this scares me to look at. ouch. (fb)



  • jen

    this calls for a new word. Inappropriate isn’t enough!

  • Merve

    I so agree with you Amanda. Suddenly Vivier had gone down hugely in my books. Totally grotesque. It might not mean anything but they definitely lost me as a customer.

  • BLynnT

    Awful! (fb)

  • Claire

    I guess if you’re ok with fur, you need to be ok where it comes from. But yes, it’s a bit much. (fb)

  • Signe

    just hideous… (fb)

  • Sylvia

    Oh my, that is flugy as it gets.

  • Sylvia

    Oh my, that is flugy as it gets.

    opps sorry. (fb)

  • ZachryChrist

    I like it..

  • Adrienne Zedella

    running out of ideas? (fb)

  • Tammie

    Wow. All I can muster at this point. I have seen some horrible handbags, but this is ridiculous. (fb)

  • Deborah Curran

    This bag is sure to get Peta angry at you. I do wear fur but could not see me ever wearing this bag. (fb)

  • Joy Park

    Ouch! Must have hurt a lot for the fox. Peta won’t like this :/

  • Adrienne Zedella

    fire the designer (fb)

  • faith24

    i wear fur and have several fur coats and hats but this one is super ugly and weird, i do not understand why anyone would wanna color fur this way (fb)

  • Jocelyn

    The clutch has a face :O lol (fb)


    To be honest, I find this bag pretty interesting! It’s controversial yes… but there’s something eerily intriguing and frightening about it that I like (I know.. sounds creepy… but just an opinion!) :)

    • Jelita78

      i too find it interesting..
      but is this a REAL fox face and fur? eeeekkk (ipad)

  • Naggy

    It almost looks like a dustball with an angry face! (ipad)