Get Out Actor Aligns with Suzy Amis Cameron’s RCGD Global Ninth Annual Initiative
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 4, 2018) – Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out, Atlanta, Come Sunday, Sorry To Bother You, The Girl In The Spider’s Web) wowed viewers when he arrived at the 90th Academy Awards ® earlier this evening wearing a custom-made sustainable tuxedo made by Ermenegildo Zegna Couture as a part of Suzy Amis Cameron’s RCGD Global campaign. Styled by Micaela Erlanger, he continued to grab the attention of his peers inside the Dolby Theater when he engaged in a comedy skit with the Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel during the first half of the live ABC broadcast.
The tuxedo is a navy Tussah Silk, which is sturdier than cultivated silk. Typically gathered in the jungle from cocoons of wild silk moths, the silk is found in a natural state with minimal human intervention and very little invasion to the process. For this reason, unlike a silk yarn produced with greater mechanical interventions, the yarn of Tussah silk features irregularities creating a rich texture, typical of wild, natural breeding.
Amis Cameron founded RCGD Global in 2009 with the goal of creating awareness for the importance of sustainable practices in fashion. Each year, RCGD Global works with international designers to create sustainable eveningwear to showcase during the Academy Awards®.
To qualify as a RCGD Global eco-conscious garment, each piece must either be made from recycled, organic or repurposed materials, use hand-made detailing or incorporate natural dye processing – always with a focus on minimal negative impact on the environment, and environmentally and socially responsible design.
Also supporting the sustainable lifestyle are RCGD 2018 partners, TESLA and Absolut Elyx. Absolut Elyx is a company that is built on the principles of quality, integrity and true craftsmanship. Every copper purchase in the Elyx Boutique, allows the luxury vodka company to provide safe water to more than 100,000 people worldwide with the help of Water for People.
It is because of their help along with annual contests that financial security can be provided to MUSE School CA. MUSE School CA is an environmental non-profit educational organization Amis Cameron founded in Calabasas, Calif. with her sister Rebecca Amis. This assistance enables students to access a transformative educational experience. MUSE School CA ensures smaller class sizes, personalized instruction and learning practices; all set within an inspiring and beautiful campus. Through these key elements, MUSE School CA paves the way in creating leaders of the future. For more information, go to www.museschool.org.
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ABOUT RED CARPET GREEN DRESS:
RCGD Global is an internationally recognized organization that combines the worlds of fashion and sustainability. Currently in its ninth year, the campaign was conceived by Suzy Amis Cameron during the press tour for her husband, James Cameron’s film “Avatar”. Her hope is to draw attention to the importance of more sustainable practices in fashion. It challenges designers from around the world to think about fashion in an eco-friendly platform. The campaign also raises funds for MUSE School CA, a non-profit educational organization that Amis Cameron founded with her sister Rebecca Amis in Calabasas, California.
ABOUT ERMENEGILDO ZENGA GROUP :
The Ermenegildo Zegna Group is a leading luxury menswear brand and one of the most renowned businesses in Italy. Founded in 1910 in Trivero, in the Biella Alps, by the young entrepreneur Ermenegildo, whose vision was to ethically create the world’s finest textiles through innovation and the sourcing of the noblest fibers directly from their markets of origin, the company is managed today by the fourth generation of the Zegna family with Gildo Zegna as CEO. Since the late 1980s, the company has implemented a comprehensive strategy of verticalization, creating a global luxury brand which now ranges from fabric to clothing to accessories, and is focused on retailing, pioneering early entry in emerging luxury markets, in addition to being the first luxury brand to open a monobrand store in China in 1991.
Ermenegildo Zegna celebrated 100 years of excellence in 2010. Today there are 513 Zegna stores (287 company-owned) in over 100 countries around the world. The total Group revenues in 2016 reached € 1.156 bn.
In 2000 The Group established Fondazione Zegna, of which Anna Zegna is President, to manage the philanthropic activities of the Zegna family in support of organizations that work to improve society and the environment.
In 2012 a new Ermenegildo Zegna project was launched worldwide: ZegnArt, an independent commitment focused on international collaboration in the field of visual arts and in February 2014, the Group announced the Ermenegildo Zegna Founder’s
Scholarship, a 25-year project named for its founder with an annual investment in education of €1 million.
In July 2014, to reach higher standards in its production, the Group acquired the majority share of the Achill wool farm, an Australian property located in the New South Wales region, where Merino sheep are bred. The purchase represents a decisive step for the Zegna company, reconfirming its longstanding support of the wool industry and completing its verticalization strategy.
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