The hectic pace of the
The details of the outfits' eco-friendiness, provided by the challenge's organizers, are fascinating. Among them:
Kurylenko’s gown is 100% GOTS certified organic peace silk and 100% GOTS certified organic silk, hand-dyed with Sappanwood (considered sustainable because of its fast growth rate), which produces a reddish-colored dye, then over-dyed with madder root to achieve the resulting shade of red. Her shoes are a collaboration between
Lutz's tuxedo jacket is apparently 45% certified silk and 55% rPET (recycled polyethylene terephhalate – drink bottles, packaging and the like), his tux trousers are hemp dyed with logwood and his waistcoat is made from hemp and 100-year-old Spitalfields silk that was dyed with marigold flowers.
The winning gown design was submitted by Alice Elia, a fashion student at ESMOD in Paris, and the winning tuxedo design was submitted by Jomnarn Dul from New Zealand menswear brand H. Brothers.
At a West Hollywood event last week to mark the group’s fifth year of sending sustainable style down the Oscars red carpet, we had a chance to buttonhole founder Suzy Amis Cameron just long enough to ask if she had a favorite. “Well, I haven’t seen the ones from this year yet,” she told us. “But the gown that