Pop star Billie Eilish didn’t just turn heads at this year’s Met Gala in a stunning Oscar de la Renta gown. She also shot the famous fashion house’s stance on fur.
Oscar de la Renta has reportedly agreed to drop future fur sales as part of a deal with the singer-songwriter who saw her don a custom peach tulle ball gown from the iconic brand during the star-studded event on Monday.
“It was an honor to wear this dress knowing that in the future oscar de la renta will be completely fur-free !!!!” the “Everything I Wanted” singer, who is vegan, posted on Instagram Monday night. “I am honored to have been a catalyst and to have been heard on this issue. I urge all designers to do the same.
Eilish, who at 19 was the youngest co-chair of the New York Fashion Benefit, managed to influence the fashion house after being told by her team that she refused to work with fur companies, The New York. Time reported.
Alex Bolen, managing director of Oscar de la Renta, told The Times he had resisted similar pressure on the fur from his wife, his creative directors and his widowed stepmother Annette de la Renta Oscar. Eilish’s opposition, he said, reminded him to listen to what young people have to say.
“I thought a lot about what Oscar 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 old,” he said. Bolen told The Times. “I have to surround myself with people with different points of view.”
The company announced last month through anti-fur organizations that it would no longer sell fur products. The brand said its fur contractor’s license would expire next month and that “no new products using fur and bearing the Oscar de la Renta brand will be offered for sale,” the Coalition to Abolish reported. the Fur Trade.
An Oscar de la Renta spokesperson did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment on Tuesday.
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