LOS ANGELES (FEB. 24, 2019) – Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) celebrity partner, actress Danielle Macdonald, from the Oscar nominated short film Skin, shined as she arrived at the 91st Academy Awards ® wearing a custom red tulle draped sleeve overlay gown made by CFDA fashion designer, Christian Siriano.
Australian actress Danielle Macdonald arrives for the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images).
The gown is made up of a red cotton crepe vegetable dyed fabric. Siriano used recycled tulle for the sleeves and minimal waste for the skirt and top.
“I’ve had some incredible red carpet moments in my career but I’m particularly excited about this design as it has the potential to change the world,” says Siriano. “I want to show people that eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable fashion can also be beautiful.”
To qualify as a RCGD eco-conscious garment, each piece must either be made from sustainable materials, including organic, recycled or repurposed fibers. Other features include using hand-made detailing or incorporating natural dye processing, with a dedicated focus on minimal negative impact on the environment, and environmentally and socially responsible design.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of RCGD, and in honor of this, the sustainable criteria will be overseen by Good On You, a new partner of RCGD. Good On You is the world’s leading rating system on ethical and sustainable fashion to assist people in making positive shopping choices–all delivered through an accessible app.
Amis Cameron launched RCGD back in 2009, with the intention to create awareness for the importance of sustainable practices in fashion. Each year, RCGD works with international designers to create sustainable eveningwear to showcase during the Academy Awards®.
Also supporting the sustainable lifestyle are RCGD 2019 partners TESLA, Absolut Elyx and AKA West Hollywood,a vibrant destination featuring exquisite residences designed for long stay comfort. 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:
Red Carpet Green Dress is an internationally recognized organization that combines the worlds of fashion and sustainability. Currently in its tenth 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 by challenging designers from around the world to think about fashion in an eco-friendly context. The campaign also raises funds for MUSE School CA, a non-profit educational organization that Amis Cameron co-founded with her sister Rebecca Amis, in Calabasas, California.
ABOUT DANIELLE MACDONALD:
Australian actress, Danielle Macdonald, stars as the title character opposite Jennifer Aniston in DUMPLIN,’ currently streaming on Netflix, and can also be seen opposite Sandra Bullock in Netflix’s runaway Sci-Fi hit, BIRD BOX. She was most recently seen at the Sundance premiere of PARADISE HILLS, starring opposite Emma Roberts and Awkwafina and is best known for her breakout role as ‘Patti’ in Fox Searchlight’s PATTI CAKE$, which also premiered at Sundance. The short film she currently stars in, opposite Jonathan Tucker, SKIN, has just been nominated for an Oscar this year and she will next be seen in the feature version of SKIN, which she stars opposite Jamie Bell. In the Fall of this year she will be seen in Netflix’ s UNBELIEVABLE, and she most recently completed work in Australia on, I AM WOMAN, based on the story of 1970’s musician and activist, Helen Reddy.
ABOUT CHRISTIAN SIRIANO:
Designer Christian Siriano launched his eponymous collection in 2008 following his studies in London under Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. The Christian Siriano collection is now shown each season at New York Fashion Week, and presented in New York and Paris to retailers. Known for whimsical and show-stopping design – from fantasy evening gowns and cocktail dresses, to tailored sportswear, to intricately detailed shoes and accessories – the collection can be found at Neiman Marcus and other department stores and specialty boutiques around the globe. In 2012, the first flagship Christian Siriano store opened in New York City and his latest retail venture, “The Curated NYC”, is located in the heart of midtown and steps from 5th Avenue and Central Park. In 2013, he was inducted as a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Dubbed “the new king of old-school glamour” by Elle, his designs have appeared in countless editorials and have been worn by the world’s leading ladies and remain a red carpet favorite. He released a photographic retrospective with Rizzoli Books in late 2017, titled Dresses to Dream About, which has now gone into its second printing. In April 2018, Siriano was named among Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for being a pioneer in body positivity and runway diversity in the fashion industry.
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