"Although there were both real and fake furs on set, the fur used in the photograph is real," Daily Telegraph quoted Vanity Fair spokesman, as saying. "We thought Miss Winslet was aware of this and we're sorry for the miscommunication," he added.
Winslet's rep also said that the actress didn't know the garment was made of genuine fox fur. "She thought it was false. There was apparently false fur there and real fur there. And she definitely understood it was false," said her spokeswoman. "Kate never wears fur. She's very firm on that."