Posted Mar 15, 2010 in For Her | 0 Comments

Red Carpet Green Dress

Oscar fashion buzz is still fresh in the air and this year the who’s who of Hollywood were successful in representing red carpet fashion favourites. Sandra Bullock in Marchesa, Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel Couture, Cameron Diaz in Oscar de la Renta, and Nicole Richie in an amazing silver number by Reem Acra were all successful in lighting up the runway in feminine glamour. But unique in her fashion mission was Suzy Amis Cameron (James Cameron’s wife), who started the program Red Carpet Green Dress to “stimulate sustainable design.” Contestants were invited to design a dress for Cameron using sustainable materials, either from recycled, natural, or organic fabric. Twenty-one year old Jillian Granz of Michigan University won the prize, embracing the challenge of sustainable glamour and designing a beautiful blue number. The dress was made from peace silk, which allows the silkworm to live out its full cycle instead of being boiled, and accented with second hand clothing.

Earlier this year, Livia Giuggioli (Colin Firth’s wife) also went eco-friendly for  TWO red carpet events. At the “The Single Man” premiere, Firth wore a beautiful black bamboo suit that was perfectly tailored with exaggerated lapels. But it was her Golden Globes dress that stole the show. “Upcycling” what was previously a wedding dress, Firth looked amazing in a white dress, black-sash number.

While I have no plans to attend an Oscar-esque event in the near future, it’s nice to know that eco-friendly options are out there!

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