Celebrities always dress to impress when they are walking the red carpet. Whether it is for an award show, movie premiere or fundraiser, what a celeb is wearing is always scrutinized by the public and media. Therefore, fashion becomes a great platform for celebrities to promote their ideals. Recently, many celebs have taken the “green carpet challenge” (the brainchild of Livia Firth) and began wearing more sustainable clothing. Here are some of those celebs.
Emma Watson (2016 Met Gala)
Emma Watson is known for being proudly outspoken for her beliefs. One of issues near and dear to her heart is the environment and sustainability. In 2016, for the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s spring exhibit, Watson wore a men’s wear inspired outfit that was made completely from recycled plastic bottles. The outfit was designed by Calvin Klein and included and off-the-shoulder corset top, wide-leg pants, and a detachable train. The outfit was made entirely from Newlife, a yarn that is only made in Italy and is created from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.
Michael Fassbender (2016 Oscars)
In 2016, Michael Fassbender walked down the red carpet of the 88th Annual Academy Awards in a sustainable tuxedo. Designed by Tom Ford, Fassbender’s tuxedo was made of Oekotex certified, low environmental impact, European spun and woven wool. This was not the first time Fassbender had been seen taking part in the “green carpet challenge”. Fassbender said “Taking part in the Green Carpet Challenge no longer feels like a challenge- wearing classic tuxedos by the world’s best designers that have been designed with sustainability in mind seems natural.”
Anne Hathaway (2017 Press Tour)
Like Emma Watson, Anne Hathaway announced in March 2017 that she would only be wearing sustainable fashion during her press tour for the upcoming film, “Colossal”. Anne’s stylist, Penny Lovell, said “All of her [Anne’s] choices for this tour are sustainable and will be either vintage pieces or archival runway looks.” Hathaway’s first choice was a black Armani Privé gown, from the Spring 2016 collection, that featured an asymmetrical ruffle.