At only 19 years old, Billie Eilish has had an impact on the fashion world.
The “Happier Than Ever” singer has been known for her unique fashion sense since the start of her career and made waves with her Oscar de la Renta-designed look at the Met Gala on Monday night.
However, before agreeing to wear the company’s design – an important decision for any Met Gala attendee – she had one major condition: they would stop selling fur.
According to the New York Times, Eilish, a longtime well-known animal rights activist and vegan, insisted that the big fashion house stop selling the material in order to agree to collaborate with them.
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The designer had slowly started the process of phasing out fur, not using it on runways for several years because they found it irrelevant, according to the Times, but still sold the material in stores. stores due to a “significant amount of sales and profit,” CEO Alex Bolen told the exit.
However, the singer’s demand triggered their decision to stop selling such pieces.
“I have thought a lot about what [late founding designer] Oscar [de la Renta] said – he was a huge fan of fur, by the way – that the only thing that really worried him in the fashion business was that his eye was getting older, ”Bolen said. “I have to surround myself with people with different points of view. “
Eilish gushed out of her dress and Oscar de la Renta’s decision in an Instagram post after the star-studded event.
“Thank you @oscardelarenta for designing this BEAUTIFUL dress and bringing my ideas and vision to life. It was an honor to wear this dress knowing that in the future oscar de la renta will be completely fur-free !!!! ” she wrote.
“I am more than delighted that @ fernandogarciam1205 and @tokibunbun and the whole team have heard from me on this issue, and have now made a change that is impacting for the greater good, not only for the animals but also for our planet and our environment too, ”she continued. “I am honored to have been a catalyst and to have been heard on this topic. I urge all designers to do the same.”
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Eilish said during the live online broadcast of the event that her look was inspired by her favorite holiday themed Barbies to grow up, while a video showcasing her collaboration with designers added that she brought in photos of classic Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe as inspiration.