Sustainable Fashion on the Red Carpet

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Oscars ceremony is renowned for its red carpet fashion, as we eagerly wait in anticipation of which designer dresses and suits A-lister's will be will be wearing.

Waving the sustainable fashion flag once more, Livia Firth, wore a red Valentino gown made of recycled polyester sourced from plastic bottles to the recent prestigious 2012 event.

Livia Firth in Valentino, Meryl Streep in Lanvin — Red Carpet Dressing Goes Green at the Oscars!

More on Livia's dress and fitting here and here

In 2009, Livia Firth, together with Brit journalist Lucy Siegle, founded the Green Carpet Challenge, vowing to only wear eco-friendly dresses to all red carpet events, and with it, raise the profile for ecological and social justice within the fashion industry.

Supporting his wife's challenge, Livia's husband, Oscar winning actor Colin Firth, wore the same Tom Ford wool tux he wore to last year's ceremony, a usual no-no for any movie star.

Joining the Green Carpet Challenge this year, Meryl Streep wore Lanvin's first ever custom made eco gown. Her gold, full-length gown was made from Eco Certified Fabric.

Three cheers for an ever-so-slightly greener red carpet this year!



I Love To Op Shop said...

And they all look wonderful - superstars on and off screen

NessaKnits said...

I can see why Colin Firth fell for her! She's beautiful and ECO-SMART!

Agy said...

Ooh, I didn't realise their dresses were eco-friendly. They look lovely in them too.

Patti said...

This is good news, and very good-looking fashion too!

Miss Peregrin said...

Wow, I didn't realise these dresses were so eco-friendly! They look beautiful as well.

elseseven said...

Have you read Lucy Siegle's book To Die For? Fantastic!

Mongs said...

wow..fabulous! I like the idea of earth- friendly gowns.


fromthekiwigirl said...

Hey there...gorgeous gowns, eco styling.
I wrote a post last year on Mrs Colin Firth's eco friendly collaboration but mainly about Mr Darcy..oh sorry, Colin Firth, after his 'King's Speech' success. Huge crush since 'Pride + Prejudice' days..sigh!

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