Vegan superstar Miley Cyrus appeared in a floor-length Stella McCartney gown at the Met Gala on Monday - and used her time in the spotlight to promote veganism.
In a brief Vogue Magazine interview, the pop star and animal advocate - who attended the Gala with McCartney herself - told actress Liza Koshy she had a message to spread.
Cyrus said: "I'm here so excited to be a part of this because I think this moment can be about so many different things, and for me I want to bring a message which is veganism and that there doesn't have to be torture in fabulous fashion."
McCartney added: "You can be stylish, and sustainable all at the same time."
Cyrus also took to social media to share her message, plastering her Instagram account with photos of herself in the jaw-dropping dress, and sharing both video and stills in her Instagram story.
One caption read: "Thank you @stellamccartney for having me as your date & shining a bright light on sustainable non violent fashion!"
McCartney has become a designer known for her efforts to improve a notoriously wasteful, often exploitive, fashion industry.
In fact, she was recognized by the British Fashion Council for her work in sustainability and animal rights, was honored for one of her designs with a PETA fashion award, and has partnered with PETA to challenge students to event a vegan wool alternative.
Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
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