The expression “fashion statement” does not really have a translation in French. This concept – literally “fashion statement” – denotes a way of asserting oneself through clothing, for example by making bold choices. Billie Eilish has shown that she knows what it means to take a stand through an outfit.
The 19-year-old artist attended the Met Gala in New York in a nude tulle dress with a train exceeding 4 meters. A style in which we are not used to seeing it. With the theme being “In America: A Fashion Lexicon”, the American’s contribution could be added to the letter “V” like “vegan” or “E” like “ethical”.
“Listening to young people”
Because behind this glamorous Oscar de la Renta dress hides a unique story. When animal welfare activist Billie Eilish was approached this summer to wear the brand’s outfit, she agreed with one condition: that the house stop selling fur. An accepted requirement.
Alex Bolen, director of Oscar de la Renta explained to the New York Times that he had long refused to exclude animal fur from his collections. “I thought a lot about what Oscar was saying – 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 eyes were getting older. Alex Bolen therefore decided to listen to what the younger ones had to say and agreed with them on this point.
Billie Eilish, she said she was “honored to have been a catalyst and to have been heard”.