Mulvaney, 26, modeled a draping light blue bedazzled dress with matching sparkly blue stilettos for The Blonds Spring Summer 2024 fashion show on Wednesday night in New York City.
It’s one of the trans star’s few public appearances since her disastrous partnership with Bud Light in April that led to the boycotts and the brand tanking in value.
However, on Wednesday, Mulvaney confidently strutted up and down the catwalk in the flashy outfit but it was her incredibly chiseled cheekbones that were the real stars of the show.
Mulvaney had grueling facial feminization surgery which saw parts of her skull sawn-off and sanded down to give her face a more feminine appearance – although it’s unclear if she’s since had further surgery on her face.
After the show, Mulvaney posed with other celebs attending The Blonds fashion show including Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness and model Dominique Jackson.
Mulvaney recently won an award for ‘breakout creator’ at the 2023 Streamy Awards and used her acceptance speech as an opportunity to call out the ‘extreme amount of transphobia and hate‘ she has received.
Dylan Mulvaney, 26, walked the runway at The Blonds fashion show in a sparkling blue dress and matching stilettos
Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness smiled and posed for pictures with the influencer after the show
Mulvaney, 26, shared a video to her 10.8 million Instagram followers of herself cracking open a can of Bud Light on April 1 which was when the controversy with the brand began
Mulvaney has spent much of 2023 embroiled in controversy over her Bud Light partnership, which she also referenced in her Streamy speech when she said ‘I love you so much, thank you, thank you, I’m gonna go have a beer and… I love ya!’
Mulvaney worked with Bud Light in April as part of its March Madness campaign, dressing up as Holly Golightly, and was gifted a can of the light beer embossed with an image of her face.
She was given the can to celebrate a year of living as a woman.
The partnership drew intense backlash from some quarters, with musician Kid Rock posting a video of himself shooting at cases of Bud Light, and country singers John Rich and Travis Tritt dropping ties with the brand.
It triggered outrage among drinkers nationwide, who accused Bud Light of trying to force progressive beliefs on them and their favorite brand.
Mulvaney’s nightmare Bud Light promo cost parent company Anheuser-Busch $27billion, triggering corporate layoffs and stripping it of its long-held title of America’s favorite beer.
Since the April fiasco, Anheuser-Busch scrambled to cling to its reputation as an all-American company without distancing itself from the LGBTQ groups it has long supported.
The brand is yet to apologize for the campaign and CEO Brendon Whitworth has tiptoed around the subject in the few interviews he’s agreed to since the fallout began.
That led Mulvaney in June to slam the company for not standing by her.
‘For a company to hire a trans person and then not publicly stand by them is worse than not hiring a trans person at all,’ Mulvaney said in June.
‘Because it gives customers permission to be as transphobic and as hateful as they want. There’s should be nothing controversial or divisive about working with us.
‘I have been ridiculed in public I’ve been followed and I have felt a loneliness that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.’
The 26-year-old posed next to model Linux, model Dominique Jackson and NYC drag artist and model Jamie CD at the event in New York City
Mulvaney’s look for the catwalk was sparkly from head to toe with matching bedazzled accessories and glittery makeup
Mulvaney lined up on the catwalk behind famous Canadian influencer Gigi Gorgeous to take her bow at the end of the fashion show
Mulvaney used her acceptance speech after winning a Streamy Award to call out the transphobia she has received.
That led Bud Light to respond to Muvlaney, without naming her directly.
‘The privacy and safety of our employees and our partners is always our top priority,’ the company said in a statement.
‘As we move forward, we will focus on what we do best – brewing great beer for everyone and earning our place in moments that matter to our consumers.’
During the backlash, the beer giant put Group Vice President of Marketing Daniel Blake and Bud Light Marketing Vice President Alissa Heinerscheid on leaves of absence.
Heinerscheid was the executive behind the Mulvaney campaign and was trying to move the brand away from its ‘fratty’ image.
The Harvard graduate stated that it was essential that the brand attract more female and younger drinkers because otherwise ‘there will be no future for Bud Light.
She said that she was convinced Bud Light must incorporate ‘inclusivity, it means shifting the tone, it means having a campaign that’s truly inclusive, and feels lighter and brighter and different, and appeals to women and to men.’
Heinerscheid claimed she had a ‘super clear’ mandate to ‘to evolve and elevate this incredibly iconic brand.’ She criticized Bud Light’s former marketing strategy as dated and male-focused.
‘We had this hangover, I mean Bud Light had been kind of a brand of fratty, kind of out of touch humor, and it was really important that we had another approach,’ she said.