NEW YORK — Designers have a light touch when it comes to their newest and sexiest fur looks. Skinny, almost weightless, coats can even double as dresses. Here, one example: Vera Wang’s high-necked goatskin version. Consolidation has impacted the business, but new contemporary looks and attention on designer runways have helped rejuvenate one of the oldest and most luxurious markets in fashion.

This story first appeared in the April 1, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.