LOS ANGELES* (MARCH. 12, 2023)
Bailey Bass represented Suzy Amis Cameron’s RCGD Global initiative in collaboration with TENCEL™, as she shined on the red carpet at 95th Academy Awards ® wearing a Zac Posen custom couture gown made from TENCEL™ LUXE filament yarns of botanic origin, created using only four cuts of fabric, the ethereal couture piece is a simplistic gesture – a cream, open-back bias halter gown, with off the shoulder cuffed poet sleeves.
Bailey Bass is an American actress starring as T’sireya in blockbuster and Oscars nominated ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’. Styled by Andrew Gelwicks, Bailey Bass wore Zac Posen custom couture gown inspired by Bailey’s poise and confidence. Using sustainable TENCEL™ LUXE filaments in partnership with RCGD Global and TENCEL™, the gown displays Bailey’s natural beauty and the will to preserve the beauty of nature. The actress combined the beautiful gown with droplet diamond earrings from The Diamond Lab, a jewelry brand that works exclusively with Lab Grown Diamonds.
Partnering for a fourth consecutive year at the 95th Academy Awards ® the RCGD Global and TENCEL™ annual partnership produces occasionwear using fibers and filaments with certified botanic origins. To qualify as a RCGD Global eco-conscious garment, each piece should be made from sustainable elements – including organic, recycled or repurposed materials. Other features include using hand-made craftsmanship details or small local production with a dedicated focus on minimal negative impact on the environment and people. The campaign focuses on social elements of sustainability including human resources, community impact, value cycle and legal frameworks.
“It’s been an honour to dress Bailey Bass for her first Oscars in Collaboration with RCGD Global and TENCEL™️, which aims to shine a light and celebrate eco-couture on the red carpet. This very special gown was created using TENCEL™️ LUXE filament yarns that are derived from sustainably sourced wood, offering a beautiful draped botanic alternative to silk. It’s been very fulfilling to create a unique piece of art with true purpose.” — Zac Posen
About BAILEY BASS
Bailey Bass, a native New Yorker, Black and Belarusian actress and producer, began acting and modeling at the age of 2, booking numerous Commercials and high fashion Advertising Campaigns. At Age 13, she was cast as Tsireya, in Disney & James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water and then went on to star as Claudia in AMC’s Interview With The Vampire. Previous Credits Include: A Jenkin’s Family Christmas, Law & Order SVU, NBC pilot At That Age and more. Outside of her work acting on-camera, Bailey is a published songwriter, a voice-over artist, a film producer, the founder of BaiBai Jewelry (a slow fashion brand with sustainability at its forefront), and a dedicated earth lover and plant mom. She also speaks Russian and English.
About RCGD GLOBAL
RCGD Global is a women-led global change-making organization working from ‘moment’ to movement, bringing global cultural sustainability to the forefront of conversation and action within the fashion and design world. Celebrating its 14th year of the Red Carpet Green Dress campaign initiative at the Oscars, RCGD Global was initially conceived as a design contest by Suzy Amis Cameron (actress, environmental advocate, and author) when faced with the lack of ethical fashion choices while attending global premieres of husband James Camerons’ ‘Avatar’. The organizations’ work has since developed to include collaborations with global and small independent brands, partnerships delivering sustainable design solutions such as regenerative materials, educational work with the emerging design community – including workshops, internships and work experience, and international design contest initiatives. Alongside a consultancy offering, RCGD Global’s R & D division delivers thought-leadership work for the industry, working with leading institutions such as Institute for Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge and University of California, Berkeley.
RCGD Global works to draw attention to the importance of more sustainable practices in the design world and to be part of bringing those solutions to a global, culturally diverse market. Leading fashion houses including Louis Vuitton, Vivienne Westwood, Armani, Elie Saab, Swarovski, Christian Siriano, Bulgari, Dunhill and Reformation have joined the campaign to create sustainable red carpet wear. Celebrities including Sophie Turner, Laura Harrier, Emma Roberts, Marlee Matlin, Danielle MacDonald, LaKeith Stanfield, Camila Alves, and Naomie Harris have joined the campaign as representatives of its Oscars red carpet green dress initiative. RCGD Global’s work has been featured in VOGUE, Vanity Fair, W Magazine, People, The Hollywood Reporter, WWD, Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar, Refinery29, The Guardian, ELLE, LA Times, The New York Times, Business of Fashion amongst others, across over 100 countries.
Helmed by CEO, Samata Pattinson, a prior winner of the Global Design Contest in 2011 with over a decade of experience, Red Carpet Green Dress unveiled its rebrand to RCGD Global in 2022, to fully encompass the multitude of spaces that the organization exists in with a focus on four core pillars:
> Collaborating with respected and mainstream platforms to foster sustainable conversations and action
> Developing accessible sustainable design solutions which create real effective change
> Being part of creating a more socially fair, equitable and representative industry
> Helping to find language to create change
Instagram – @rcgdglobal @redcarpetgreendress
Twitter – @rcgdglobal @redcarpetgreend
Facebook – @redcarpetgreendress
About TENCEL™ and TENCEL™ Luxe
TENCEL™ is the flagship brand under The Lenzing Group that covers textile specialty product fiber offerings. Since 1992, the TENCEL™ brand has been driving the evolution of fiber solutions for the apparel and home textile segments through several industry-first innovations and environmentally responsible production processes. Product brands under TENCEL™ include TENCEL™ Active, TENCEL™ Denim, TENCEL™ Home, TENCEL™ Intimate, TENCEL™ LUXE and TENCEL™ for Footwear. Featuring botanic origin and biodegradable quality, TENCEL™ branded modal and lyocell fibers are also gentle on skin with smooth, long-lasting softness, color vibrancy and color retention features. TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are versatile and can be combined with a wide range of textile fibers to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of fabrics. Through moisture management, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers can also absorb moisture efficiently. Offering endless design possibilities, TENCEL™ Modal fibers can be blended with other fibers and processed using conventional machinery, significantly improving the softness and comfort of fabrics.
TENCEL™ LUXE branded lyocell filament yarn is derived from wood grown in sustainably managed forests, in line with the stringent guidelines of the Lenzing Wood and Pulp Policy. The silk-like continuous filament yarn is produced in an environmentally sound closed-loop process that recycles process water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99%. Registered with The Vegan Society, TENCEL™ LUXE filament yarn offers with its luxurious touch a botanic, biodegradable alternative to silk. Fabrics containing TENCEL™ LUXE filaments drape beautifully while offering natural comfort. Created to be versatile, TENCEL™ LUXE filaments can be made from 100% TENCEL™ LUXE and also blend superbly with other noble filaments and fibers such as silk, cashmere, linen or wool. TENCEL™ LUXE is a unique filament yarn created for the high-end fashion market under TENCEL™, the textile specialty brand of The Lenzing Group.
Instagram – @tencel_global, @tencel_luxe
Facebook – @TENCEL
About ZAC POSEN
Zac Posen is known globally for his design technique in artisanal craftsmanship, anatomical construction, and textile manipulation. Raised in New York, Zac began his design training early. He attended London’s Central Saint Martins University in the womenswear degree program. He has received various accolades including Designer of the Year by Women’s Wear Daily and Variety Magazine. Most notably, he is a CFDA award winner and has been bestowed the rare and prestigious membership with the Chambre Syndicale for couture in France.
Worn by leading women including Rihanna, Uma Thurman, First Lady Michelle Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, and Claire Danes, Zac Posen has been a red carpet staple for over two decades. Zac no longer is affiliated with the brand Zac Posen. He currently is personally engaged in projects such as custom couture one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as producing and designing for different entertainment media, including film and television. He looks forward to his next personal engagement as a designer.
About THE DIAMOND LAB
Created by Jamie Amelia Patel with the aim to use her expertise and vast knowledge to educate the Lab Grown Diamond consumer. The Diamond Lab is a future-forward brand blending science with luxury. We’re talking out-of-this-world astrophysics and mind-bending quantum equation designs. TDL is the perfect blend of smarts and sparkle for the eco conscious generation and those stylish innovators.
Inspired by a generation of change, their introduction collection ‘Lab 100’ consists of a minimal bracelet featuring a single, handcrafted LGD, designed to adorn wrists with bejeweled, guilt-free sparkle. Lab 100 suspends on transparent twin bands, serving as a reminder of our innate connection to each other and the planet; a true emblem of the invisible threads that unite us all. The clear diamond thread material used signifies transparency within the industry, removing the mystery behind lab-grown diamonds and embodying their commitment to sourcing conflict-free diamonds by remaining – forever mindful, never mined.
The Diamond Lab offers luxury diamond pieces that are not only stunningly beautiful, but also ethically and sustainably sourced. All their diamonds are grown in a lab, making them the perfect choice for the eco-conscious consumer who still wants to indulge in a little luxury.
Get ready for a revolution in the world of fine jewelry. Launching on New Bond Street and in Selfridges Spring 2023
Instagram – @thediamond.lab
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