Vegan musician Miley Cyrus showed off her customized vegan leather platforms at this year’s Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Cyrus and vegan actor Liam Hemsworth both wore cruelty-free Yves Saint Laurent outfits and footwear, created by designer Anthony Vaccarello, for the annual fundraising event’s “Camp: Notes on Fashion” theme.
Sharing photos of her and Hemsworth at the gala to her 92.5 million Instagram followers, Cyrus wrote: “Thank you @ysl @anthonyvaccarello for the custom vegan faux leather platforms! (Liam’s shoes are also vegan!)”
Celebrities and fans commended the couple for choosing to be cruelty-free at the gala, with some vegans calling them their “vegan parents.”
Speaking about the vegan shoes, YouTube star Tana Mongeau joked: “Step on me with them.”
“Hannah Montana would approve,” said another.
Another fan added: “Are we gonna ignore the fact that she has the most beautiful eyes and bright smile?”
“I love when you raise your arms and all your tattoos become visible,” another fan wrote.
A fan commented: “I love how confident she is. Especially around Liam. She overshines everything and owns the whole place. That is so empowering. Go Miley!”
Although the vegan couple chose to wear cruelty-free clothing and footwear at the gala, some celebrities followed the event’s exaggerated fashion theme by wearing a lot of feathers.
Celebrities such as Cardi B, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, and Naomi Campbell were called out by animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for supporting animal cruelty.
“With all those privileged folks in attendance, you’d think the Met Gala could afford a little compassion for one night,” PETA said in a statement.
“This year’s event kept up with its usual extravagant fashions and runway shenanigans — but to [our] disappointment, it featured a LOT of feathers. (We’re looking at you, Jenners.)”
“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.”
“Those feathers once belonged to living, feeling animals and were ripped out of their bodies, which were left bloody, broken, and destroyed.”
PETA encourages everyone to go feather-free as there are already many high-tech vegan materials that could replace feathers.