Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Green Oscars

I was delighted to discover that several stars were wearing "green" on the red carpet for this year's Oscars!

Livia Firth (Colin Firth's wife) has a fashion blog and is an advocate for eco-fashion. She's began the "Green Carpet Challenge" in 2009 when a friend challenged her to wear sustainable fashion to celebrity events. Livia herself has taken the challenge to heart, and for the Oscars this year she wore a sustainable Valentino gown designed especially for her. The fabric was made from silk and recycled plastic bottles.

Photo link from Livia's vogue fashion blog
In addition, Meryl Streep who was the winner for best actress also work a sustainable dress! Meryl wore an beautiful eco-certified gold Lavin gown.

Photo link from Livia's vogue fashion blog
Other celebs that wore eco-friendly fashion choices included Missi Pyle, who wore a sustainable gown from Red Carpet Green Dress contest winner, Valentina Delfino. The gown was lined with recycled polyester, made of silk peace chiffon, and included a sustainable zipper. I didn't even know there was such a thing as a sustainable zipper!

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Men were included in the sustainable fashion trend as well. Actors Kenneth Branagh, and Demian Bichir wore eco-friendly wool suits. And Livia's husband Colin Firth re-wore his Tom Ford suit from last year's Oscars. That more than anything else makes me happy. Re-wearing a suit from the year before is such a simple solution to create less waste. Plus when you have such a gorgeous suit, why not re-use it!

1 comment:

  1. Neat, I had no idea that this was a celebrity trend. Go Colin Firth! And Streep looks fantastic, per usual. She always makes me wish I had gone to finishing school--such grace and poise!