“It was a really big deal for me”
Billie Eilish has said that asking designer Oscar de la Renta to stop using fur was one of the highlights of his career so far.
The ‘Happier Than Ever’ pop star recently attended the fifth edition of Vanity Fairof the annual ‘Similar Interview’ Q&A, which he started in 2017.
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At one point in the conversation, Eilish listed his accomplishments over the years—including releasing a second album, receiving two more Grammys, and participating in no time to die Premiere (I’ve never looked so crazy, I met the royal family!”).
The singer recounted her experience hosting the Met Gala 2021, which she described as “an incredible opportunity”.
Speaking about the “beautiful” Oscar de la Renta-created dress she wore at the event, Eilish told the fashion designer: “You have to stop using fur, because if you don’t, I’ll work with you.” I’m not doing it.”
She continued: “Thanks to my mom too for being with me on that and fighting for it with me. So I got Oscar de la Renta to stop using fur completely, and that was a really big deal for me, and I hope more brands follow along as they become more environmentally conscious and make it a reality. Will try to help the world instead of making it worse. ,
You can watch the full interview above.
Ahead of Met Gaga, Eilish — who is a vegetarian and has long spoken on animal rights — revealed that she has agreed to wear the brand’s clothes if they commit to moving forward fur-free.
“It was an honor to wear this outfit knowing that Oscar de la Renta will be completely fur-free going forward!!!!” She wrote on social media, “I am honored to be a catalyst and to hear on this matter. I urge all designers to do the same.”
Eilish previously expressed “disgust” at people wearing mink fur, while also criticizing the meat and dairy industries for “torture the animals”.
Earlier this year, Billie Eilish launched her own vegan Nike trainers. “It was such an incredible and surreal experience to create, especially in an enduring fashion,” she wrote.