In 2014, Alice Elia, a former student at ESMOD in Paris designed Olga Kurylenko’s gown in 2014. Kurylenko’s gown is 100% GOTS certified organic peace silk and 100% GOTS certified organic silk, hand-dyed with Sappanwood and then over-dyed with madder root to achieve the resulting shade of red by Penny Walsh. Kurylenko wore a RCGD Global special vegan shoe – a faux suede, metallic-trimmed heel (a collaboration between PETA and ethical U.K. based footwear label Beyond Skin). In February 2012 at the 84th Annual Academy Awards actress Missi Pyle (The Artist) took to the carpet in a flowing blue gown made from organic silk and peace silk, hand-dyed with mineral dye and lined with recycled polyester from excess waste fabric. Venezuelan born, Miami-based designer Valentina Delfino’s gown was dyed in an OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) approved facility in Los Angeles by Edwina Pellikka. Designer Angelo Santos created Valentina’s gown.
To celebrate our 10th year of the RCGD Global campaign in 2019, we spoke to a range of our talented supporters and collaborators. Take a look at what Alice and Valentina had to say about why going green with RCGD Global was so important, right here!