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At Plant Based News, we love to see celebrities backing the vegan movement, from releasing vegan-friendly products to shining a light on important causes. In recent news, singer Billie Eilish wore Oscar de la Renta to the Met Gala on the condition that the designer ditched fur, acclaimed actor Jennifer Aniston launched a brand new vegan hair care product, and more.

Without further ado, here’s the latest in vegan celebrity news this week.

Billie Eilish scores a big win with Met Gala Oscar de la Renta dress

Seven-time Grammy Award-winning Billie Eilish has attracted a lot of attention since arriving at the Met Gala in an Oscar de la Renta gown with a 15-foot train.

The debut is also a victory for animals, as in exchange for Eilish wearing the dress, the vegan singer convinced the label to end its use of fur.

The move makes Eilish, this year’s Met Gala co-chair, the only notable guest to use the high-profile event to elicit an animal rights policy.

Eilish told the New York Times that she found it ‘shocking that wearing fur isn’t completely outlawed at this point in 2021’.

While the label ditched fur from its red carpet designs in recent years, fur was still being sold in stores, making up a meaningful amount of sales and profit’, the label said. Once Eilish stepped onto the red carpet, that all changed.

‘I’m honored to have been a catalyst and to have been heard on this matter’, she said.

Eilish made a huge statement for animal rights at the Met Gala this year

Jennifer Aniston releases vegan haircare brand, LolaVie

Aniston’s natural hair care brand, LolaVie is both vegan certified and cruelty-free. ‘As a Leaping Bunny certified company, we do not conduct, commission or act as a party to any animal testing’, the brand states.

Additionally, it claims its manufacturers must be cruelty-free as well.

LolaVie is also centered on utilizing natural plant-based ingredients that are ‘easy on the environment’.

For example, all formulas are made without silicones, parabens, and sulfates. Ingredients include bamboo essence and chia seeds.

Aniston teased the launch on social media last week

The line currently offers a Glossing Detangler lightweight spray at $25, which took five years to develop.

Upon announcing the news last week, Aniston told her Instagram followers: “This project has been in the works for a long time and I’m so excited to finally be able to introduce it to you.”

In New York, stars gathered to honor some of the world’s most loved music releases. Normani was among those to perform live, but not before debuting a two-piece Patrycja Pagas vegan leather dress on the red carpet.

Normani sports vegan leather at iconic music awards

Singer Normani, who is a former member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, sported a vegan leather look at the 2021 Video Music Awards this weekend.

In New York, stars gathered to honor some of the world’s most beloved musicians.

Normani was among those to perform live, but not before debuting a two-piece Patrycja Pagas vegan leather dress.

Normani is no longer vegan but supports vegan leather

Despite eating a plant-based diet in the past, Normani revealed sticking to a strict vegan lifestyle was ‘too difficult’.

In an interview with Women’s Health she said she still avoids dairy products, as well as pork and beef.

Ariana Grande’s long-awaited vegan beauty range ‘coming soon’

Grammy-award-winning singer Ariana Grande is soon to debut her vegan beauty range. This fall, R.E.M Beauty will be released after two years of development.

Grande is releasing her make-up line this fall

The star is launching the vegan line with Forma Brands, and told Allure it will come out in a series of ‘drops’.

Eye make-up is coming first, as eyes are ‘the main storytellers and sources of communication’ Grande added.

It comes just months after Grande unveiled a cruelty-free vegan perfume, God Is A Woman. The iconic musician is a longtime supporter of animal rights and has even opened her own rescue center in Los Angeles, California.

Moreover, the 28-year-old has adopted 10 rescue dogs herself – as well as a pig named Piggy.

Emily is a News and Features Writer for Plant Based News. She has previously worked as a journalist in Devon, UK, reporting on local issues from politics to the environment.

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