Billie Eilish Convinces Oscar de la Renta To Ditch Fur
Laura Lee - September 21, 2021

In the Morning of Life

by Thomas Moore

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown,
And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin,
When we live in a bright-beaming world of our own,
And the light that surrounds us is all from within;
Oh 'tis not, believe me, in that happy time
We can love, as in hours of less transport we may; —
Of our smiles, of our hopes, 'tis the gay sunny prime,
But affection is truest when these fade away.

When we see the first glory of youth pass us by,
Like a leaf on the stream that will never return,
When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasure so high,
First tastes of the other, the dark-flowing urn;
Then, then in the time when affection holds sway
With a depth and a tenderness joy never knew;
Love, nursed among pleasures, is faithless as they,
But the love born of Sorrow, like Sorrow, is true.

In climes full of sunshine, though splendid the flowers,
Their sighs have no freshness, their odour no worth;
\‘Tis the cloud and the mist of our own Isle of showers
That call the rich spirit of fragrancy forth.
So it is not \‘mid splendour, prosperity, mirth,
That the depth of Love's generous spirit appears;
To the sunshine of smiles it may first owe its birth,
But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out by tears.

Ok, we are so excited and happy about this, it’s not even funny. We all know Billie Eilish, the talented singer-songwriter, pop star powerhouse.  She recently attended the 2021 Met Gala wearing a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown. But she had one condition, which was she would wear the fashion house’s gown only if they stopped selling fur. This is absolutely groundbreaking. If anyone can convince a major fashion brand to quit fur, it would be Billie Eilish. We are so proud of her for standing her ground and always sticking true to herself and her beliefs. This will definitely go down in history, I mean, this is huge! She has changed the fashion game and we hope other well-known names will follow in Oscar de la Renta’s footsteps.

 

Billie Eilish at the 2021 Met Gala Celebrating America in September 2021 in New York

Getty Images/Wirelmage/John Shearer

 

The Happier Than Ever singer would be wearing Oscar de la Renta for the very first time at the 2021 Met Gala. She agreed to work with them on a dress if the designer swore off fur. It makes sense after all because Eilish has been vegan for about seven years and is also very passionate about animal rights. This is going to change the fashion industry forever. In a recent Instagram post, she wrote, “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 going forward oscar de la Renta will be completely fur-free!!!!” What an incredible and positive step for the fashion world.

 

Eilish’s Met Gala peach gown was definitely different than her everyday grunge look we are used to seeing. But we are not mad about one bit. She looked absolutely incredible and really nailed the theme “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” It was a Marilyn Monroe-inspired look that had heads turning left and right. For being her first Met Gala appearance, she sure made an impact. She went on to explain in her Instagram post, “I am beyond thrilled that @fernandogarciam1205 and @tokibunbun and the entire team heard me on this issue, and have now made a change that makes an impact for the greater good, not only for animals but also for our planet and environment too. “I’m honored to have been a catalyst and to have been heard on this matter. I urge all designers to do the same.” We will always be rooting for you, Billie!