This year, the actress Missi Pyle who starred in the movie ‘The Artist’ (which, by the way, won best picture as well as best actor) wore a design by the 2012 winner, Valentina Delfino. This Venezulan born, miami-based designer created the eco-friendly gown by using peace silk; recycled polyester, recycled zippers, and natural mineral die. Each pleat in the dress, was hand sewn as to not use a machine.
Eco Fashion at the 2012 Academy Awards
If you’re anything like me, award season is a chance to ‘oooo’, ‘aaaaah’ and ‘what was she thinking?’ over the gorgeous gowns that hit the red carpet. The 84th Academy Awards this week is exactly one of those times.
Wouldn’t it be great, knowing that some of those glamorous gowns, were also green?
Through the wonderful world of twitter I recently was followed by an amazing company called Red Carpet Green Dress . I just love everything about them, I wish I had known earlier about them as I would have enjoyed the challenge of entering (creativity is always good for one’s soul).
So, let me tell you a bit more about Red Carpet Green Dress..
Red Carpet Green Dress was launched in 2009 by the wife of director James Cameron, Suzy Amis Cameron. Its an annual competition where designers are challenged to create a red carpet dress made from sustainable material.
Both Suzy & James have both been dedicated to protecting the planet and its resources, and Red Carpet Green Dress was just another way to show their environmental efforts.
In 2010, Jillian Granz won the competition. Jillian created a beautiful gown made out of peace silk. ‘Peace silk’ you ask? Peace silk is made by allowing silk worms to complete their life cycle, instead of traditional silk where the worms are boiled for their silk. Jillian also had a no-waste policy. every bit of material was used in the garment.
Jillian’s winning design 2010
In 2011, the winner of the Red carpet Green Dress competition was Samata Angel. To read about her story from her blog where she explains her whole process, click here
Samata’s design 2011
Missi Pyle in her eco-friendly gown at the 2012 Academy Awards
Isn’t it wonderful knowing that such a beautiful gown that is eco-friendly while still stunning could be made?
I hope to see more and more of these Glam and Green dresses on the red carpet soon!
Let me know what you think of these green dresses, I would love to hear from you!
The Glam Green Girl
ps: if you enjoyed reading about these eco-friendly designs, you might enjoy this eco-fashion-green-shows article