Model and singer Anna Tsuchiya, 28, is the winner of “The 8th FUR OF THE YEAR” award, which is given by the Japan Fur Association to the celebrity whose image best matches fur.
The association said Tsuchiya was chosen because of her “open-minded personality and frank fashion sense.” Tsuchiya was also given an opportunity to design an original fur coat.
At the award ceremony this week, Tsuchiya showed her mink coat designed by both herself and her husband, stylist Yamato Kikuchi. “I focused on quality. My husband knows what I like, so we completed the designing pretty quickly,” she said. “It was his idea to put a wire in the collar so that it’s easy to change the shape according to different hairstyles.”
Past winners of the Fur of the Year award include Aya Ueto, Meisa Kuroki, Maki Tamaru and Miki Mizuno.