After their vegan inspired wedding at the end of last year, we didn’t think our crush on Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth could grow any bigger. Then they made their appearance at this year’s Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in… custom made vegan shoes!
The newlywed couple both wore Yves Saint Laurent by designer Anthony Caccarello, with Cyrus in a green and black metallic mini dress and custom vegan shoes. Cyrus posted to her 92.5 million Instagram followers: “Thank you @ysl @anthonyvaccarello for the custom vegan faux leather platforms! (Liam’s shoes are also vegan!)”.
If only other celebs took note. While most celebrities are now shunning real fur (understanding the inherent cruelty involved), it appears more education is needed on feathers.
A number of celebrities prominently featured feathers as part of their gowns, including Kendell and Kylie Jenner who designed their outfits with Donatella Versace. Others include Camila Mendes who wore a yellow feathered Prabal Gurun dress, Naomi Campbell in a lilac Valentino gown and feather cape and Cardi B’s in a quilted and feathered gown by Thom Brown.
Animal-rights organisation PETA said of the event:
“The fashion world now knows how cruel it is to wear dead animals’ fur, but as far as we can tell—with everyone trying to look like Big Bird at the gala—it’s still ignorant about where feathers for those gaudy outfits come from.”
Kylie & Kendall Jenner
As noted by PETA, feathers once belonged to living, feeling animals and have been ripped out of their bodies. In many cases, this happens when the animal is fully conscious without any pain relief.
Along with fur, it’s time leather and feathers were replaced any number of the new vegan alternative materials now available. Then everyone could feel great about their choice of cruelty-free fashion!
Images: Miley Cyrus/Instagram, themetgalaofficial/Instagram, Naomi Campbell/Instagram