Eco-Fashion Turned the Red Carpet Green!

ImageDid anyone catch the Oscars on Sunday night and check out the phenomenal dresses that walked down the red carpet? I bet you didn’t notice that eco-friendly fashion was center stage. Eco-friendly designs have recently become a growing trend within the industry and is being showcased by high profile celebs.

Six top celebrities walked down the red carpet Sunday evening, showing fashion and sustainability don’t have to remain as two separate things.  Among these stars, Meryl Streep shined in Lanvin’s first-ever eco-friendly gown.  The dress was inspired by Livia, Colin Firth’s wife, and created by using Eco Certified Fabric.

Missi Pyle, actress in The Artist, also turned the red carpet green as she showed off a romantic gown designed by Valentina Delfino.  This dress was designed by the winner of the Red Carpet Green Dress design contest.  Pyle’s dress was created with peach silk chiffon, dyed with natural mineral dye, and lined with recycled polyester.

Livia Firth not only walked the red carpet with an eco-friendly dress, but also sustainable accessories.  Firth’s dress was created by Valentino with a combination of silk and recycled PET plastic.  More so, Firth sparkled in sustainably sourced pink diamonds designed by Calleijia.

Along with these fabulous eco-friendly dresses, there were three gentleman taking part in eco-fashion at the 84th Academy Awards.  Among these gentlemen were Colin Firth, Kenneth Branagh, and Demián Bichir.  While Colin reused his organic-wool suit from the previous Oscar Awards, Branagh and Bichir walked in eco-friendly, non-mulesed merino wool tuxedos made by Ermenegildo Zegna.


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