Some movie-stars go beyond their role as actors and shoulder the responsibility of sustainability and climate change by making eco-friendly choices in their clothing at the Red Carpet to show their concern and support.
Priyanka Bose, a fine actor who plays mother to Dev Patel in the movie Lion, attends her first Academy Awards, and makes a statement the world is raving about! Her eco-friendly gown was a recycled Vivienne Westwood from a past collection, with the pattern cut in a way that kept the waste to a bare minimum. Leftover sequin film, usually left as waste from sequin production, is embroidered to the bodice of the dress, highlighted with reclaimed Swarovski crystals for added sparkle.
Her dress was part of the campaign Red Carpet Green Dress, founded by Suzy Amis Cameron , an environmentalist and vegan, to urge designers to turn to sustainability and eco-friendly clothing.
Some of the other actors who participated in the Red Carpet Green Dress challenge and chose sustainable choices were –
Rooney Mara: She’s always making heads turn with her sartorial choices stunning each year in the best of Paris fashion. This year she chose a beautiful pleated gown with large ruffles designed exclusively by H&M Conscious. The gown was made of a Georgette crafted from recycled polyester, making it a highly sustainable and eco-friendly choice of gown.
Emma Roberts: Emma stole the show at the Oscars in a recycled vintage Giorgio Armani gown from his very first Privé collection. Her inspiration was her aunt, Julia Robert’s black and white gown which won her an Oscar back in 2001. We love how this niece-aunt are matching numbers!
Olivia Culpo: High on sustainability and ethics, her gown is made of beer glasses, a Marchesa gown by designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig created the piece using one-of-a-kind glass beads from Stella Artois’s Limited-Edition Chalices in support of their “Buy A Lady A Drink” campaign, which helps to provide clean water for people in the developing world.
Emma Watson: Her enthusiasm and persuasive stand about climate change and sartorial choices in sustainable and eco-friendly clothing deserve a mention. For her recent press screening of the movie Beauty and the Beast, she opted for a 100% recycled polyester frock by Louis Vuitton, the black band of the dress was made of suede alternative in a carbon-neutral mill and vegan leather boots.
Emma Stone: A winner and a fighter, Emma Stone is a wonderful classic example of all things ethical and sustainable. Her stand against animal cruelty and for veganism is worth applauding. She wore a beautiful gold Givenchy vintage-inspired flapper-style gown for the Oscars. But much to everyone’s surprise, she made a strong statement by wearing a badge of Planned Parenthood, a reproductive-rights organization’s logo, taking a firm stand on the current political and feminist scenario. We love her and wish there were more like her!
We love how socially-aware and ethical these actors are in their Red Carpet choices. Such inspirations go a long way, and we hope to see sustainability become mainstream soon.
This post has been written by Monica Chopra.