By Arwa Lodhi
Thanks to a certain Ms. Livia Firth, the Oscar red carpet just keeps getting greener.
From way back when Julia Roberts wore vintage Valentino, more and more stars are choosing to wear vintage gowns or frocks made from eco-friendly fabrics.
Some dresses that stood out for us include Natalie Portman looking radiant in vintage Dior; a resplendent Meryl Streep in a vintage gold dress, and of course, Livia in any one of her many eco-friendly outfits–too numerous to count–all making for very Eco Oscars.
This year at the prestigious award ceremony, Bond girl Olga Kurylenko and actor Kellan Lutz also turned the Oscar red carpet green. Kurylenko wore a draped red dress designed by Alice Elia, who won Suzy Amis Cameron’s Red Carpet Green Dress competition. Made from Global Organic Textile Standard-certified 100% organic “peace silk,” the dress was dyed with sappanwood and madder root to achieve its crimson shade.
Hercules star Lutz’s dashing tuxedo was made from fibres created from recycled plastic bottles. Though the duo could have used a bit more ironing out, we thought their Oscar outfits were glamorously fabulous.
But beyond the Oscars, the stars’ outfits are also greening up other red carpets: Cate Blanchett wore sustainably mined earrings created by a design collaboration between Chopard and Livia Firth at the Golden Globes, and for the premiere of Blue Jasmine, she also donned a charming vintage Balenciaga number.
Seems that thanks to the efforts of Livia Firth and a growing eco-consciousness amongst Hollywood celebs, red carpets everywhere are slowly turning green!