When Anne Hathaway took to the red carpet in a fab pair of faux leather
Tom Ford knee-high
gladiator sandals for the New York premiere of Les Miserables last week,
it was the first time many of us had ever heard of vegan footwear.
as it turns out, the hard-core vegan has been rocking custom-made
cruelty-free kicks for quite some time. In fact, when filming the Golden
Globe-nominated flick, Hathaway made sure all of her character's shoes were
"We had to find very specific shoemakers to
create lace-up boots and ankle boots," costume designer Paco Delgado told
Footwear News . "We also did flats that were much more sophisticated."
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While it's a stretch to say leather-free footwear was of much
importance to Hathaway's Fantine character (you know, because she was trying
to avoid living on the streets), it's clear the matter is very much a
priority for the actress, who also stepped out in Casadei red satin vegan
platform pumps for a recent appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
And while her fancy footwear may be a little extreme for most, there's
no doubt that cruelty-free is always chic.