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EMMA THOMPSON WEARS VEGAN STELLA MCCARTNEY X STAN SMITH SNEAKERS DURING HER DAMEHOOD AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE

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Livekindly reports that British Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson recently visited Buckingham Palace to accept a damehood from Prince William for her services in acting and drama. But in true Thompson style, the A-Lister threw out the unwritten rules of fashion and royal engagements, choosing to sport a blue Stella McCartney suit, an equal pay badge, and vegan Stella McCartney x Stan Smith sneakers to receive her honor.

In her 29 years of being in the spotlight, Thompson has often disregarded protocol at award ceremonies, be it through her clothes or through her speeches. At the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, the “Love Actually” star walked on stage barefoot – Louboutins in hand – claiming her feet were too bloody and sore to wear the shoes.

Her choice of footwear for the royal ceremony may be unorthodox, but it’s certainly not unethical. vegan designer Stella McCartney prides herself on sourcing materials in the most sustainable, environmentally friendly, and ethical way possible. Modeled on the original design influenced by 1970’s Wimbledon champion Stan Smith, and made from animal-free leather, McCartney’s sneaker has a host of celebrity fans including Madonna, the Duchess of Sussex herself Meghan Markle, and of course, Thompson.

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