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Penelope Cruz to beam down over New York Fashion Week

Penelope Cruz will be glaring down at the style savvy attending New York Fashion Week later this month (Feb12) from a massive anti-fur billboard.

The actress' 'Give Fur the Cold Shoulder' PETA poster has been unveiled on a high-rise in the Big Apple's Garment District, where the top shows will be held during Fashion Week, which begins on 9 February (12).

PETA Vice President Lisa Lange tells WENN, "Penelope Cruz has appeared on every best-dressed list in the world, and the one thing you'll never see her wearing is fur.

"PETA couldn't ask for a more fitting emblem of the modern, glamorous woman who knows that there's nothing more beautiful than a woman who has a look that kills without anyone having to die for it."

Cruz is the latest fashion icon to speak out against fur - first ladies Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy have declared that they would never wear real fur, as have PETA campaign stars Charlize Theron, Oprah Winfrey, Pink, Pamela Anderson, and Eva Mendes.