The OSCARS! A night of stunning fashion, hilarious roasts (who else thought Seth McFarlane wasn’t half bad?), towering high-heels and some epic musical numbers. True Hollywood at its best. As usual, the Red Carpet was my personal favorite part of the night, and seeing the diversity of dresses and tuxedos is always a thrill. But as soon as it was over, I headed to Google to find out if any of those gorgeous stars rocked ecologically or socially-conscious dresses that night.
Turns out, the beautiful Naomie Harris of Skyfall wore a dress that was the definition of green glamour. It was “made from organic silk crepe de chine” with “recycled zippers” and was “hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework with vintage glass beads and chocolate candy wrappers. The color is thanks to a dying process that used goldenrod and chamomile, the byproducts of which, since they contained no chemical pollutants, went straight to the compost heap.” (For more info, read the LA Times coverage here.)
The dress was designed by Michael Badger, a Ghanian fashion design student studying at Savannah College of Art and Design.
There’s a story behind each gown, and we love that this gown, while it didn’t make the red carpet coverage on television, has a hidden history of sustainability. Green fashion is a trend to watch, especially since the innovation behind the material, color and embellishments on the gowns is truly stunning. Chocolate candy wrappers?! Oscar-nominated Helen Hunt also wore an eco-friendly dress last night, one designed by H&M. She looked stunning in the rich navy blue dress. To read more about her choice to go green, check out this Telegraph article.
To find out more about Red Carpet Green Dress, which is an eco-fashion contest started by Suzie Amis Cameron, wife of James Cameron, visit their website here!
Whose dress did you love most last night??
Author: Tata Harper Team
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