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Meet our new CEO, Samata

18th November 2019, Los Angeles – Red Carpet Green Dress LLC today confirmed that Samata has been appointed as CEO

As CEO, Samata’s vision for Red Carpet Green Dress focuses on the organisation’s longstanding exclusive partnership with The Academy, ongoing eco-collaborations creating accessible sustainable products for the global fashion industry with impact brands, sustainable retail, education with a focus on GenXYZ, the creation of educational and entertaining digital content, alongside the expansion of RCGD’s global presence with a focus on emerging markets and manufacturing.

Suzy Amis Cameron, Founder of Red Carpet Green Dress comments: “Samata’s appointment as CEO of Red Carpet Green Dress LLC is the natural next step for what has been a successful 8 years steering Red Carpet Green Dress. Whilst creating brand partnerships with the likes of TESLA, Vivienne Westwood, Louis Vuitton and Swarovski, she has successfully ensured that the organisation remains both relevant and innovative. Samata has a strong  focus and recognises the increasing importance of innovation and collaboration in the sustainable fashion field. She will continue to drive the development of compelling collaborations and solutions for a more sustainable future, which meet the evolving needs of our partners and supporters globally.”

Samata’s career has spanned more than 15 years in fashion and media – from garment design and manufacturing to magazine editing and PR. She joined Red Carpet Green Dress initially as the campaign’s contest winner in 2011 before progressing to Campaign Director and then most recently Vice President. Her expertise in eco-design solutions and business has been called upon by sitting Prime Ministers and business leaders, alongside notable industry summits summits and platforms including ITV News, SXSW Eco, Copenhagen Fashion Summit, U.S Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs, Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Central St Martins (London), Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (LA), and Berkeley (NYC). Engaging with fashion design students and aspiring fashion entrepreneurs, Cambridge-born Samata creates content about sustainable business for platforms such as The Guardian, Huffington Post and VOGUE. A published author (Bloomsbury), before winning the design contest for Red Carpet Green Dress, Samata was an award-winning womenswear designer.

Samata, CEO of Red Carpet Green Dress LLC, comments: “Red Carpet Green Dress is global change-making organisation from ‘moment’ to movement, bringing sustainable design to the forefront of conversation and action within the fashion industry. I am delighted to lead the dynamic and innovative Red Carpet Green Dress team in line with our founder Suzy Amis Cameron’s ambitious vision, playing a key role in shifting the global conversation on sustainable design within the fashion, media and entertainment industry. Together with our partners and supporters – old and new – we will also continue to work with a diverse and inclusive range of talent to ensure that we remain inspiring and reflect the world around us as accurately as possible.”

Going green with RCGD

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 Red Carpet Green Dress 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 Red Carpet Green Dress 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 Red Carpet Green Dress was so important, right here!

 

VIDEO RCGD 2019: Celebrating A Decade Of Sustainable Fashion On The Red Carpet

Celebrating 10 years of sustainable fashion, author, actor and environmental advocate Suzy Amis Cameron hosted her annual Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) Pre-Oscars Celebration in partnership with TESLA, Absolut Elyx, AMUR and AKA West Hollywood at the Albright Fashion Library in Beverly Hills.

RCGD 2019: Celebrating A Decade Of Sustainable Fashion On The Red Carpet from Suzy Amis Cameron on Vimeo.

Olga’s Story

“I WENT GREEN WITH RCGD BECAUSE PEOPLE NEED TO BE AWARE…

True sustainability is a crucial part in healing, and ultimately saving our environment. The RCGD campaign’s goal is to make people aware, talk, and act further on this issue. I support them fully!”

Olga Kurylenko represented the Red Carpet Green Dress campaign in 2015. She is a French actress and model. She was discovered as a model in Moscow at the age of 13. She moved to Paris to pursue a modelling career at the age of 16 and started her acting career in 2005. She found success as an actress for her role as Nika Boronina in the movie adaptation of the video game Hitman (2007), and then rose to fame by playing Bond girl Camille Montes in the 22nd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace (2008). More recently she starred in Stephen S. Campanelli’s Momentum (2015), Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder (2012), alongside Tom Cruise in Oblivion (2013), with Russell Crowe in The Water Diviner (2014) and alongside Rowan Atkinson in the spy comedy film Johnny English Strikes Again (2018).

BLACKKKLANSMAN’S LAURA HARRIER WOWS IN BESPOKE ETHICAL LOUIS VUITTON GOWN AT THE 91ST ACADEMY AWARDS® REPRESENTING SUZY AMIS CAMERON’S RED CARPET GREEN DRESS INITIATIVE

LOS ANGELES (FEB. 24, 2019) – As a partner with Suzy Amis Cameron’s celebrated Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) campaign,  BlacKkKlansman lead actress Laura Harrier, wowed the crowd as she arrived to the 91st Academy Awards ® wearing bespoke ethical gown made by Louis Vuitton.

HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 24: Laura Harrier attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage).

Harrier’s gown was created in the Louis Vuitton’s Paris atelier with an ethical and eco-responsible approach established with long-time verified suppliers. The gown is made of TARONI SPA blue crepe silk certified by the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS), which is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria.

The handmade embroidery by Vermont Paris required more than 450 hours of work, and is made of glass beads, Swarovski crystal shards and sequins respecting the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, an international quality label for harmless textiles.

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 makes 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 luxury serviced residences, a vibrant destination featuring exquisite residences designed for stays of 31 days or longer. 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.

For more information please visit: http://www.redcarpetgreendress.com.

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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 LAURA HARRIER:

A native of Chicago, Laura Harrier began her career at 17 as an international fashion model where she traveled the world and graced the pages of Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, and others. Upon moving to New York to study acting at William Esper Studios, she shortly thereafter landed principal roles in the AMC pilot “Galyntine” and the HBO pilot “Codes of Conduct” directed by Steve McQueen. She made her screen debut in Richard LaGravenese’s film The Last Five Years and last year she starred as “Liz Allan” opposite Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming. This year, Harrier stars in Spike Lee’s new movie, “BlacKkKlansman,” opposite John David Washington and Corey Hawkins that is currently nominated for six Academy Awards.  Currently, Harrier can be seen as the face of Louis Vuitton in their latest campaign and has also joined the Bulgari family as one of the Brand’s Ambassadors for the second consecutive year.

ABOUT LOUIS VUITTON:

Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has brought unique designs to the world, combining innovation with style, always aiming for the finest quality. Today, the House remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, Louis Vuitton, who invented a genuine “Art of Travel” through luggage, bags and accessories which were as creative as they were elegant and practical. Since then, audacity has shaped the story of Louis Vuitton. Faithful to its heritage, Louis Vuitton has opened its doors to architects, artists and designers across the years, all the while developing disciplines such as ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches, jewelry, and fragrance. These carefully created products are testament to Louis Vuitton’s commitment to fine craftsmanship. For further information: www.louisvuitton.com

 

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DANIELLE MACDONALD STUNS IN SUSTAINABLE CHRISTIAN SIRIANO GOWN AT THE 91ST ACADEMY AWARDS® AS PART OF SUZY AMIS CAMERON’S RED CARPET GREEN DRESS 2019 INITIATIVE

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.

For more information please visit: http://www.redcarpetgreendress.com.

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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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Christina Garvin

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AMUR LAUNCHES CAPSULE COLLECTION IN COLLABORATION WITH SUZY AMIS CAMERON’S ECO-FASHION CAMPAIGN, RED CARPET GREEN DRESS

New York, NY (February 22, 2019)- AMUR, a clothing collection born from the concept that great style does not have to come at the expense of our environment, is proud to announce a capsule collection in collaboration with Suzy Amis Cameron’s Eco-Fashion Campaign, Red Carpet Green Dress .

The collection titled AMUR x RCGD, is comprised of nine styles which include separates as well as dresses all made from sustainably sourced materials. Notable fabrics include GOTS certified organic cotton, regenerated duchess satin made from New Life, a yarn spun from recycled post-consumer plastic, Asahi Kasai cupro, a Japanese fiber that is made from cotton linter which is waste from cotton production and a Viscose Linen blend, responsibly sourced and FSC certified.

The line was unveiled at Red Carpet Green Dress’s annual Pre-Oscars Celebration on Thursday, February 21 in Beverly Hills and is now shoppable at Amur.com as of February 21st, as well as select styles at Bloomingdales in March. Twenty five percent of the proceeds of sales from Amur.com will be donated to MUSE School CA, a non-profit educational organization co-founded by Amis Cameron and her sister Rebecca Amis.

“It’s an honor to partner with a brand like AMUR, a company who shares our vision and purpose for sustainable fashion. Together we are able to help transform people’s perception of what ethical-wear looks like. It’s sexy, it’s beautiful, well-made and helps make our environment better to live in now and for years to come.” – Suzy Amis Cameron

Mitchell Hops, President, CEO of AMUR, JS Group International states “Suzy has long been an environmental advocate and trail blazer in bringing awareness to sustainable fashion for the last 10 years through her organization, Red Carpet Green Dress.  We’ve followed her and RCGD for quite some time and couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to partner with her on this capsule collection.”

Shop the collection here.

ABOUT AMUR

AMUR is a clothing collection created in New York City that was born from the concept that great style does not have to come at the expense of our environment—and that design can strike a balance between beauty and good intentions. It’s an approach that’s woven into our very name: A Mindful Use of Resources. Sustainably sourced materials fit effortlessly into a modern urban lifestyle, while the details—vivid prints, sharp tailoring, a dash of feminine flou—lend each piece an element of novelty and adventure. These are silhouettes for a contemporary woman confident enough to live conscientiously and carry a look from day to night with ease. AMUR believes nature is the ultimate luxury. The interplay between creativity and the environment is essential to the brands worldview.

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.

 

Valentina’s Story

“Red Carpet Green Dress competition opened my eyes to an immense problem that we are all facing today: the tremendous carbon footprint that fashion industry is creating. It is alarming to know that the clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world, and we all have a responsibility to take the neccesary steps to become greener. As a designer, I always try to think of possible ways to reduce waste and work in a more sustainable manner. Some of the ways I achieve this is through : material selection, efficient production, reusing leftovers fabrics, revamping old pieces, and so on. It is hard to say that I am a 100% sustainable fashion designer, but you can definetly say I am making a conscious effort.

Sustainable fashion to me is an industry responsibility. It is a work in progress from society and producers like myself. To try to be more sustainable within fashion is to create and transform in a conscious way. To design with social and environmental awareness, to keep in mind the product’s life cycle; starting with the production phase, materials being used, materials that can be reused and recycled, transportation, marketing, and the final sale to the consumer. The goal is to minimize the impact in our environment; by reducing waste, making production process efficient and improving work conditions for workers in factories, stores, and any other aspects that fashion influences.”

Venezuelan born, Miami-based designer Valentina Delfino’s flowing blue gown was made from organic silk and peace silk, hand-dyed with mineral dye and lined with recycled polyester from excess waste fabric. Designer Angelo Santos mentored and co-created Valentina’s gown.

Valentina’s Story (Continued)

“I was born and raised in Venezuela, and later arrived to the US to complete my education. I studied International Business in Northeastern University, and upon graduation I worked in banking in New York City. While working in banking, I realized that I was not doing what truly made me happy: designing, my long time hobby! Because of that feeling, I pursued a degree in Fashion Design from the Art Institute in Miami. Later, I moved back to NYC to work in different internships; such as: Oscar De La Renta, John Martinez Productions, Stella McCartney NYC, and Pamella Roland. After my internships, I decided to create my own brand ‘Valentina Delfino Designs‘. It is a Ready To Wear brand where I have included sustainable pieces. Today we are only focusing on Made to order, but plan to have once again collections.”

SUZY AMIS CAMERON & RED CARPET GREEN DRESS CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF SUSTAINABLE GLAMOUR FASHION AT ANNUAL PRE-OSCARS CELEBRATION

SUZY AMIS CAMERON & RED CARPET GREEN DRESS CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF SUSTAINABLE GLAMOUR FASHION AT ANNUAL PRE-OSCARS CELEBRATION

AMUR x RCGD CLOTHING COLLECTION REVEALED

SILENT AUCTION GOES LIVES THAT INCLUDES TESLA ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE, EXCLUSIVE PIECES FROM BVLGARI, VIP STYLIST FITTING & MORE

Photo Credit: Jose Perez Photography

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 22, 2019)— Celebrating 10 years of sustainable fashion, author, actress and environmental activist Suzy Amis Cameron hosted her Annual Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) Pre-Oscars Celebration in partnership with Absolut Elyx, AMUR and AKA, luxury serviced residences last night at the Albright Fashion Library in Beverly Hills. With over 160 guests, some high profile faces included this year’s celebrity partners Laura Harrier (BlacKkKlansman), Danielle Macdonald (SKIN & Bird Box), last year’s representative LaKeith Stanfield, Amis Cameron’s husband James Cameron, Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious franchise), Fiona Xie (Crazy Rich Asians) among many others. Guests entered the celebration being greeted by exclusive wardrobe pieces from the AMUR x RCGD debut collection. The collection features six looks, which have never been revealed before, and were displayed in a curated presentation created by Oh Mannequin! The AMUR x RCGD is now available for purchase at AMUR X RCGD and in select Bloomingdale stores around the country in March.

Guests enjoyed plant-based appetizers provided by Veganics, and sipped on Absolut Elyx vodka specialty cocktails as a warm welcome was given by Samata Pattinson, Vice President Global Campaign Manager of RCGD. Pattinson shared her journey of how she started out as a former winner of the campaign back in 2011, when the RCGD was a contest for budding designers, and how she has come full circle with Amis Cameron in the past eight years.

Pattinson then introduced RCGD founder, Amis Cameron, who spoke about the journey of RCGD and how proud she is to see how the fashion industry and top designers continue to embrace ethical guidelines and make sustainable fashion desirable.

Additionally, Jeff King, Head of MUSE School CA, and Rebecca Amis, co-founder of MUSE, spoke about the educational impact made on the future generations, while students shared their experiences about the eco-friendly school and how they are embracing the sustainable lifestyle in their daily lives.

Following the MUSE School CA testimonials, Pattinson took the floor and announced the official launch of the online auction where all proceeds will go to MUSE School CA, the beneficiary of RCGD. The exclusive auction items include:

Albright Fashion Library Styling Experience for One

The winner of this auction prize will receive a free fitting and styling with Irene for any event of their choice. The winner will be able to choose from over 35,000 items from runway couture to vintage wear.

Ultimate TESLA Experience for Up to Five People

  •      Tesla factory Tour – a behind the curtain look/private tour of Tesla’s Northern California Factory. (Not open to the public)
  •      Weekend Usage of a Tesla Model S or X vehicle
  •      2-night stay at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

Bvlgari Divas’ Dream White Gold, Onyx, Turquoise And Diamond Pave Necklace

“Divas’ Dream” fan-shaped pendant necklace in 18k white gold, designed as a mosaic fan-shaped pendant set with turquoise, onyx and pavé-set diamonds to the smaller fan-shaped turquoise and diamond top. Necklace priced at $8,100

Bvlgari Divas’ Dream White Gold, Onyx, Turquoise And Diamond Pave Earrings

“Divas’ Dream” drop earrings, designed as mosaic fan-shaped drops set with turquoise, onyx and pavé-set diamonds to the fan-shaped turquoise and diamond tops, in 18k white gold. Earrings priced at $13,600

RINGO 4U2C Art piece by American Artist Daniel Ringo

STEVE KAUFMAN Original Piece

A 2-night stay at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

Bespoke Crafted Cufflinks Provided by Royal School of Needlework

Inspired by the iconic and stunning ‘Lava Dress’, which was worked by the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) and worn by Naomie Harris to the 2013 Oscars, the RSN Embroidery Studio has designed and hand embroidered this beautiful brooch and cufflink set.

The bid is currently open.

 

The fashion affair drew to a close around midnight.

In preparation for the Oscars on Sunday, Laura Harrier and Danielle Macdonald will be fitted in various fashion showrooms around Los Angeles, including AKA West Hollywood, a vibrant destination featuring exquisite residences designed for stays of 31 days or longer, as they prepare to represent RCGD by wearing ethical gowns made by top global fashion designers.

For more information on Red Carpet Green Dress, please visit www.redcarpetgreendress.com.

Valeria’s Story

Valeria Botte Coca has been a long time supporter of the Red Carpet Green Dress campaign. She has been involved in environmental and animal activism from a very young age. Since then she has pursued a career built on her passion for mobilising and engaging people for the social good. Her natural talent as an organiser and a networker combined with her commitment to helping celebrities engage with the issues they are passionate about, enables her to be highly effective in offering the most relevant and inspiring ways to further social causes. In 2014 she founded TOPSOCIAL.org an exciting venture with the unique mission of connecting nonprofits with influential personalities worldwide.

Aine’s Story

“Modeling the winning design for the 2011 Red Carpet Green Dress competition was the beginning of my journey into the world of ethical and sustainable fashion, which went on to become a main driver for my modeling career. On the night of the RCGD event, Suzy was wearing a beautiful, deep purple gown that had quilt-like patches of color sewn onto the bodice and skirt. It was sheer glamour, but it felt like home. As she told me about the design (created by Jeff Garner), I was fascinated to learn that its materials had been grown on an organic farm in the US and how many of the common practices in the fashion industry had extremely negative affects on the planet and the people working to produce the clothing.

I started to think a lot more about what I could do and decided that, as much as I could, I would promote sustainable and ethical fashion, and collaborate with conscious brands to align my image with my beliefs as much as possible. This choice lead to a number of successful collaborations in the form of photo shoots, runway shows, panel talks and interviews, all to increase awareness for sustainable and ethical fashion, and the urgent need for the fashion industry to make big changes for the future of our planet.”

Founded in 2016 by Áine Rose Campbell and Cameron Russell, the Model Mafia, aka, the Model Activist Community, is a powerful community of nearly 250 fashion models who work take collective action to create a more equitable, just and sustainable fashion industry and world.

Taryn’s Story

“I WENT GREEN WITH RCGD BECAUSE WE SHOULDN’T HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN FABULOUS STYLE AND GOOD HEALTH.

Sustainable fashion means checking your care labels like a nutrition label and expecting more from brands. Consumers have the power to shift the fashion industry. Brands pay attention to what consumers desire because they do want your money. Transparency is key. #MakeShiftHappen A healthy open source supply chain has a positive effect on farmers, cutters, sewers, bleachers, washers, fabric dyers, nearby communities, retail employees, your family and you.  #Whatsinyourtee  Have you ever thought about the fabric that makes up your tee as ingredients the same way you think about the leaves that make up your tea? Tea is ingested through your mouth and your tee is ingested through your pore. ‘Your pores are like tiny little mouths, whatever you put on them they eat.’ This was why I chose MINK vegan pumps made of recycled paper when asked to support and style the Red Carpet Green Dress/Reformation collection – No Red Carpet Needed.”

Taryn Hipwell, is now the author of How to Shop for Shi(f)t, which is currently being launched on Amazon.com. Taryn is the founder of Beyond the Label (BtL), a thought leader, and consumer engagement specialist in the realm of sustainable fashion. Beyond the Label started as a partnership between EcoDivas and TEDxLA to educate Angelenos about the true health, social, and environmental cost of their fashion purchases.

“I WENT GREEN WITH RCGD BECAUSE WE SHOULDN’T HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN FABULOUS STYLE AND GOOD HEALTH. #Whatsinyourtee”

Sustainable fashion means checking your care labels like a nutrition label and expecting more from brands. Consumers have the power to shift the fashion industry. Brands pay attention to what consumers desire because they do want your money. Transparency is key. #MakeShiftHappen A healthy open source supply chain has a positive effect on farmers, cutters, sewers, bleachers, washers, fabric dyers, nearby communities, retail employees, your family and you. #Whatsinyourtee Have you ever thought about the fabric that makes up your tee as ingredients the same way you think about the leaves that make up your tea? Tea is ingested through your mouth and your tee is ingested through your pore. “Your pores are like tiny little mouths, whatever you put on them they eat.”

Which was why I chose MINK vegan pumps made of recycled paper when asked to support and style the Red Carpet Green Dress/Reformation collection – No Red Carpet Needed.

“I WENT GREEN WITH RCGD BECAUSE WE SHOULDN’T HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN FABULOUS STYLE AND GOOD HEALTH. #Whatsinyourtee

Sustainable fashion means checking your care labels like a nutrition label and expecting more from brands. Consumers have the power to shift the fashion industry. Brands pay attention to what consumers desire because they do want your money. Transparency is key. #MakeShiftHappen A healthy open source supply chain has a positive effect on farmers, cutters, sewers, bleachers, washers, fabric dyers, nearby communities, retail employees, your family and you. #Whatsinyourtee Have you ever thought about the fabric that makes up your tee as ingredients the same way you think about the leaves that make up your tea? Tea is ingested through your mouth and your tee is ingested through your pore. ‘Your pores are like tiny little mouths, whatever you put on them they eat.’

Which was why I chose MINK vegan pumps made of recycled paper when asked to support and style the Red Carpet Green Dress/Reformation collection – No Red Carpet Needed.”

Taryn Hipwell, is now the author of How to Shop for Shi(f)t, which is currently being launched on Amazon.com. Taryn is the founder of Beyond the Label (BtL), a thought leader, and consumer engagement specialist in the realm of sustainable fashion. Beyond the Label started as a partnership between EcoDivas and TEDxLA to educate Angelenos about the true health, social, and environmental cost of their fashion purchases. BtL is now a charitable organization that addresses the question “What’s in my tee?” to encourage shoppers globally to consider what their t-shirt is made of and how their purchases affect the health of the workers, their family, and themselves. The BtL Team encourage shoppers to expect transparency, traceability, and healthier ingredients from each fashion brand they choose to invest in.

SUZY AMIS CAMERON’S RED CARPET GREEN DRESS INITIATIVE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF SUSTAINABLE FASHION

Laura Harrier from Oscar Nominated Film BlacKkKlansman & Dumplin’ Actress Danielle Macdonald Partner With Campaign & Showcase Eco-fashion At The 91st Academy Awards

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February 6, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA)–   Suzy Amis Cameron’s Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) celebrates its 10th anniversary showcasing sustainable fashion. In honor of 10 years rocking sustainable dresses on the red carpet, RCGD is pleased to announce that Laura Harrier, from this year’s six-time Oscar nominated film BlacKkKlansman, and Danielle Macdonald, from the Oscar nominated short film Skin and Netflix’s acclaimed DUMPLIN’, will be representing RCGD at the 91st Academy Awards. They will be wearing ethical gowns designed by global fashion houses.

Each year the RCGD campaign has worked with internationally acclaimed designers to dress stars in sustainable formal wear for the Academy Awards®.

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.

In honor of the 10th anniversary, this year’s 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.

“I can’t believe it has been 10 years since RCGD was born,” shares founder Amis Cameron. “It has been an incredible journey and inspiring to see how the campaign has grown every year. I am so proud of helping people become more aware of what sustainable fashion can look like and its impact on the planet. What we wear and the fashion industry has a tremendous impact on the environment—and people’s choices can move the marketplace and the climate change needle. From changing one of your meals a day to a plant-based meal, to wearing vintage or ethically made clothes, we can all make a difference. Thank you to everyone for your continued support and joining the green revolution!”

Suzy Amis Cameron is an actress, environmental advocate, and author of OMD: The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, Save Your Waistline and Save the Planet. She was inspired to create RCGD back in 2009 on her husband, James Cameron’s press tour for “AVATAR”. She wanted to challenge designers to think about fashion in an eco-conscious context.  Since RCGD’s inception, a variety of celebrities have represented the initiative at the Oscars, including Emma Roberts (Scream Queens), Sophie Turner (X-Men, Game of Thrones), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Gina Rodriguez (Annihilation, Jane the Virgin), Priyanka Bose (Lion), Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out), Zoey Deutch (The Set Up), Camila Alves, Jake McDorman (American Sniper), Missi Pyle (Gone Girl), and many others. To date, the brands who have partnered and supported RCGD range from TESLA, Vivienne Westwood and Armani, to ESMOD, Reformation, Swarovski, among others.

Proceeds from RCGD go to MUSE School CA, a nonprofit environmental school 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 with 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 LAURA HARRIER:

A native of Chicago, Laura Harrier began her career at 17 as an international fashion model where she traveled the world and graced the pages of Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, and others. Upon moving to New York to study acting at William Esper Studios, she shortly thereafter landed principal roles in the AMC pilot “Galyntine” and the HBO pilot “Codes of Conduct” directed by Steve McQueen. She made her screen debut in Richard LaGravenese’s film The Last Five Years and last year she starred as “Liz Allan” opposite Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming. This year, Harrier stars in Spike Lee’s new movie, “BlacKkKlansman,” opposite John David Washington and Corey Hawkins that is currently nominated for six Academy Awards.  Currently, Harrier can be seen as the face of Louis Vuitton in their latest campaign and has also joined the Bulgari family as one of the Brand’s Ambassadors for the second consecutive year.

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Naomie’s Story

I WENT GREEN WITH RCGD BECAUSE SUSTAINABLE DESIGN MATTERS…

“My first red carpet moment at the Oscars was a meaningful one for me on so many different levels. It felt even more significant knowing that I was part of a campaign committed to sustainability, and the wider message that we can all make a difference. I was excited to collaborate with Suzy and her team to help bring sustainable fashion even further into the spotlight.”

Naomie Melanie Harris OBE is an English actress. She started her career as a child actress, appearing in the television series Simon and the Witch in 1987. She portrayed the voodoo witch Tia Dalma in the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean films, Selena in 28 Days Later, and Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. She garnered attention for her performance as Eve Moneypenny in the James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre.

In 2016, she starred in the critically acclaimed film Moonlight, a performance which earned her several accolades, including Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress. Harris was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to drama.

Priyanka’s Story

I WENT GREEN WITH RCGD BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

“Sustainability is something which is innovative and thinking outside the box with what you have. Sustainablity needs practice and discipline.”

Priyanka Bose is an Indian stage & film actor, who played Kamla Munshi, the biological mother to Dev Patel’s character Saroo in the six-time nominated film including “Best Picture.” In 2017, the Red Carpet Green Dress worked with Vivienne Westwood to create a gown for Priyanka Bose. The custom designed gown, was created in a jewel toned silk and lurex floral jacquard fabric, recycled from a past Vivienne Westwood collection. The pattern cutting technique has been designed to keep waste to an absolute minimum, using only 320 cms for the design. Leftover sequin film, usually left as waste from sequin production, was embroidered to the bodice of the dress creating a honeycomb effect, highlighted with reclaimed Swarovski crystals for added sparkle.

Alice’s Story

“I WENT GREEN WITH RCGD BECAUSE SUSTAINABILITY IS OUR DUTY AS DESIGNERS AND CONSUMERS

Sustainable fashion means to me being responsible in quality and equality : it implies environmental and social aspects. As a designer, it means improving the steps of a garment’s realization by firstly minimizing the negative impact on the environment : sourcing better and traceable materials, controlling the use of natural resources, or reducing chemicals for instance. It also means ensuring that the working conditions are fair and ethical. But also, we have the responsibility to create quality and timeless designs that will last.

As a consumer, it means buying from brands that make clothes in an environmentally and ethically conscious way, and giving a second life to the garments when they are no longer worn : returning them to a collection point for recycling, or donating them. Every person should try to find his own way of more sustainable fashion.”

Alice Elia, a former student at ESMOD 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 Red Carpet Green Dress special vegan shoe – a faux suede, metallic-trimmed heel (a collaboration between PETA and ethical U.K. based footwear label Beyond Skin).

CAMILA ALVES MCCONAUGHEY SHINES AT THE OSCARS IN VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ARCHIVAL GOWN IN SUPPORT OF SUZY AMIS CAMERON’S RED CARPET GREEN DRESS CAMPAIGN

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (March. 4, 2018) – Fashion icon Camila Alves McConaughey took a stand for sustainability this afternoon when she arrived at the 90th Academy Awards® in a classic Vivienne Westwood archival gown in support of Suzy Amis Cameron’s Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) ethical fashion campaign.

The Vivienne Westwood dress was an ivory silk faille moire asymmetric gown with tulle petticoat. This grande corset gown made from an archival silk that was originally created at the London Atelier as part of their A/W2014 Collection. Alves especially selected this unique design from the Westwood classic collections, encouraging the revitalization of archival gowns. 

In support of the Red Carpet Green Dress initiative, I’m proud to wear a gown from designer Vivienne Westwood, made from archival silk that is ethically and sustainably crafted. I’m continuing to find ways to do my part in bettering the world we live in. By encouraging the revitalization of archival gowns, I’m making the “old” new again and finding beauty that already exists,” shared Alves McConaughey.

To qualify as a RCGD eco-conscious garment, each piece must either be made from recycled, organic or repurposed materials, use handmade detailing or incorporate natural dye processing – always with a focus on minimal negative impact on the environment, and environmentally and socially responsible design.

Amis Cameron launched RCGD back in 2009, with the RCGD works with international designers to create sustainable eveningwear to showcase during the Academy Awards®.  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 through 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.

For more information please visit: http://www.redcarpetgreendress.com.

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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 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 VIVIENNE WESTWOOD:

Vivienne Westwood began designing in 1971, and by the end of the 1970s, she was already considered a symbol of the British avant-garde. For Autumn/Winter 1981, Westwood showed her first catwalk presentation in London. In 1986, a radical change of direction moved Westwood away from street style and youth culture as she adopted more traditional Savile Row tailoring techniques. Since then, Westwood has received numerous accolades, continues to show in Paris and London, and is one of the most influential fashion designers in the world today. She uses the medium of her shows to talk about culture and politics, more specifically about the urgent need to act against climate change.

ZOEY DEUTCH STUNS IN SUSTAINABLE ELIE SAAB ARCHIVAL GOWN WITH VINTAGE DETAILS AT THE 90TH ACADEMY AWARDS® AS PART OF SUZY AMIS CAMERON’S RED CARPET GREEN DRESS 2018 INITIATIVE

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (March. 4, 2018) – Earlier this evening at the 90th Academy Awards®, Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) celebrity partner, actress Zoey Deutch stunned onlookers in an Elie Saab archival gown with vintage details, styled by Elizabeth Stewart. Deutch is one of the many celebrities over the past nine years who have joined Amis Cameron in the name of sustainability proving that the “old” has become the “new.”

The archive piece is embellished with silver silk threads, sequins and vintage beads from Mr. Saab’s Beirut atelier. The natural hand-dyed color of the dress is a tribute to the untouched beauty of the Indian culture with slowly embroidered handmade patterns—respecting artisanal and ancestral craftsmanship, and a nod to slow, considered fashion. The embroidery techniques used are passed on from one generation to another.

Zoey Deutch

To qualify as a RCGD eco-conscious garment, each piece must either be made from recycled, organic or repurposed materials, use handmade detailing or incorporate natural dye processing—always with a focus on minimal negative impact on the environment, and environmentally and socially responsible design.

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 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 through 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.

For more information please visit: http://www.redcarpetgreendress.com.

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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 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 ELIE SAAB:

Elie Saab, with studios in Paris and Lebanon, started his business in the early 1980s. Saab began his journey with Haute Couture but has expanded to prêt-a-porter, bridal, fragrance, accessories and eyewear through the years. With boutiques in Paris, New York, Dubai and more, Saab has taken his spirit of romanticism and appreciation for strong women internationally. 

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LAKEITH STANFIELD WEARS CUSTOM-MADE SUSTAINABLE ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA COUTURE IN TUXEDO AT THE 90TH ACADEMY AWARDS®

Get Out Actor Aligns with Suzy Amis Cameron’s Red Carpet Green Dress 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 Red Carpet Green Dress 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 Red Carpet Green Dress in 2009 with the goal of creating awareness for the importance of sustainable practices in fashion.  Each year, Red Carpet Green Dress works with international designers to create sustainable eveningwear to showcase during the Academy Awards®

To qualify as a Red Carpet Green Dress 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.

For more information please visit: http://www.redcarpetgreendress.com.

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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 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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FOUNDER OF RED CARPET GREEN DRESS, SUZY AMIS CAMERON, HONOURED THIS EVENING BY MAISON-DE- MODE.COM & PERRIER- JOUËT AS THEY CELEBRATE SUSTAINABLE STYLE

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (MARCH 3, 2018) — Suzy Amis Cameron, founder of the ethical fashion initiative Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD), was honored this evening by MAISON-DE-MODE.COM at the first annual gala at the “Celebrate Sustainable Style” event held at The Sunset Tower.

Many celebrities and industry executives came out to support Amis Cameron including her husband director James Cameron, Amanda Hearst, Hassan Pierre, Elon Musk, Maye Musk, Paris Hilton & Chris Zylka, Angela Bassett, Nadja Swarovski, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Zac Posen, Lydia Hearst, Chris Hardwick, Madelaine Petsch, Nathan Jendens, Ginta Lapina, Kathy Hilton, Rick Hilton, Anne Hearst McInerney, Priyanka Bose, and many more.

During the two hour event, one-of- a-kind sustainable gowns were created by top designers Vivienne Westwood, Mary Katrantzou & Diane von Furstenberg, and were worn by critically acclaimed actresses Rosario Dawson, Angela Bassett and Madelaine Petsch. The ethical dresses are now available for purchase on MAISON-DE- MODE.COM, where a percentage of profits will be donated to the beneficiary of RCGD, MUSE School CA. MUSE School CA is an environmental non-profit educational organization Amis Cameron founded in Calabasas, Calif. with her sister Rebecca Amis.

  • Madelaine Petsch is wearing a custom Mary Katrantzou dress made with sustainable silk satin and embroidered with Swarovski upcycled crystals
  • Angela Bassett is wearing a custom Diane von Furstenberg iconic wrap dress made of upcycled fabric
  • Rosario Dawson is wearing a Vivienne Westwood Couture draped corset gown, in a deep emerald green silk crepe marocain, layered with smoky black tulle petticoat. This special silk was carefully selected from Westwood’s fabric archives, in the name of reducing waste and reviving unused fabrics in stunning couture style.
  • Amanda Hearst wearing a Gabriela Hearst gown made with upcycled Swarovski crystals
  • Maye Musk is wearing an EDUN look which exemplifies their Made in Africa message and ethical production standards.

MUSE School CA is a non-profit educational organization that Amis Cameron co-founded in Calabasas, CA. The sale will begin on Sunday March 4 and it will last one week. Stay tuned to Maison De Mode for more!

ZOEY DEUTCH TO REPRESENT RED CARPET GREEN DRESS AT THE 90TH ACADEMY AWARDS

Los Angeles (March 2, 2018) – Zoey Deutch has joined Suzy Amis Cameron’s Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) 2018 Oscars campaign. Deutch who stars in the upcoming film, FLOWER, will be wearing an eco-conscious gown designed by an established global designer that will be revealed at the 90th Academy Awards ® on Sunday in Los Angeles. Deutch along with Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out, Atlanta, Sorry To Bother You, The Girl In The Spider’s Web)) will both represent RCGD at the biggest awards ceremony in Hollywood. 

RCGD was founded by actress, environmental advocate, educator and wife of director James Cameron, Suzy Amis Cameron back in 2009, and has worked with internationally acclaimed designers to dress stars in ethical formal wear and jewelry for the Academy Awards®.  Deutch and Stanfield are among a wide variety of celebrities who have partnered with the sustainable campaign including Emma Roberts (American Horror Story, Scream Queens), Sophie Turner (X-Men, Game of Thrones), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Gina Rodriguez (Annihilation, Jane the Virgin), Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Jake McDorman (American Sniper) and Missi Pyle (Gone Girl).

A vibrant, diversely talented and charming actress, Zoey Deutch last starred in Ry Russo-Young’s BEFORE I FALL, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. This year she will star in a trio of films including Max Winkler’s FLOWER starring opposite Kathryn Hahn and Adam Scott, which opens March 16. Additionally, she will star opposite her sister Madelyn Deutch in THE YEAR OF SPECTACULAR MEN, which is also written by Madelyn and directed by their mother Lea Thompson.  MarVista will release the film in June. And finally, she stars opposite Glen Powell in the romantic comedy SET IT UP, which Netflix will release July 13. She recently wrapped production on RICHARD SAYS GOODBYE opposite Johnny Depp, which will debut late 2018. Recent credits include REBEL IN THE RYE opposite Nicholas Hoult, EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! from writer/director Richard Linklater, WHY HIM? opposite Bryan Cranston, and DIRTY GRANDPA opposite Robert De Niro and Zac Efron. 

Partnering with RCGD this year is Absolut Elyx and Tesla. With partners such as these, along with annual contests, 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.

THE STARS COME TOGETHER IN THE NAME OF SUSTAINABILITY FOR SUZY AMIS CAMERON’S 9TH ANNUAL RED CARPET GREEN DRESS PRE-OSCARS CELEBRATION

INTIMATE SOIREE HELD AT PRIVATE RESIDENCE OF  JONAS TAHLIN, CEO OF ABSOLUT ELYX

RCGD LAUNCHES ONLINE AUCTION FEATURING EXCLUSIVE ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCES WITH TESLA, ALL PROCEEDS GOING TOWARD MUSE SCHOOL CA

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (March 1, 2018)— In anticipation of the 90th Academy Awards® airing on Sunday, March 4 on ABC, last night nearly 200 people gathered together in support of Suzy Amis Cameron’s 9th Annual Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) campaign. The celebration was held in the Hollywood Hills at the private residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx and in attendance were Rila Fukushima, Ashlan Cousteau, T.J. Slaughter, last year’s partner Priyanka Bose, among many others. The intimate event generated awareness towards sustainable living and raised funds to benefit MUSE School CA, an environmental non-profit educational organization Amis Cameron founded in Calabasas, Calif., with her sister Rebecca Amis.


Guests enjoyed plant-based appetizers and sipped on Absolut Elyx vodka specialty cocktails in their copper cups while embracing the view of the Hollywood skyline. A warm welcome was given by Samata Pattinson, Global Campaign Manager of RCGD and introduced the organization’s founder and environmental activist Suzy Amis Cameron, who shared her heart behind the organization and the importance of sustainable living.

Jeff King, Head of MUSE School CA, and Rebecca Amis, co-founder of MUSE, took time to talk about the impact of educational organization on the future generations, while students shared their powerful and personal experiences about the eco-friendly school and how they are embracing the lifestyle outside the school walls.
 
Following the MUSE School CA testimonials, Javier Verdura, Tesla Director of Design took the floor and announced the official launch of the online auction where all proceeds will go toward MUSE School CA, the beneficiary of RCGD. The exclusive auction items include:

  • Tesla factory Tour for up to 5 people – a behind the curtain look/private tour of Tesla’s Northern California Factory; a tour that is not open to the public
  • Weekend Usage of a Tesla Model S or X vehicle
  •  2-night stay at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
  • A meet & greet with Director of Business Development for Tesla, Jeremy Snyder

The bid is currently open and will remain live until March 15 at 1pm PT. 
 
The elegant affair concluded around midnight.
 
This Sunday at the Oscars, Lakeith Stanfield will represent RCGD by wearing ethical eveningwear made by a top designer.
 
For more information on Red Carpet Green Dress, please visit www.redcarpetgreendress.com.

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 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.
 
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RED CARPET GREEN DRESS WELCOMES LAKEITH STANFIELD TO ITS 9TH ANNUAL ETHICAL OSCARS FASHION INITIATIVE

Los Angeles, CA (February 22, 2018) – Suzy Amis Cameron’s Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) is proud to announce that Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out, Atlanta, Sorry To Bother You, The Girl In The Spider’s Web) will join them for the 2018 Oscars initiative. The critically acclaimed actor will attend the 90th Academy Awards ® in ethical evening wear designed by leading global fashion brands.

Actress, environmental advocate, educator and wife of director James Cameron, Amis Cameron founded RCGD in 2009 and has worked with internationally acclaimed designers each year to dress stars in ethical formal wear and jewelry for the Academy Awards®.  Numerous celebrities have stood with RCGD and walked the red carpet in the name of sustainability including but not limited to Emma Roberts (Scream Queens), Sophie Turner (X-Men, Game of Thrones), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Gina Rodriguez (Annihilation, Jane the Virgin), Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Jake McDorman (American Sniper) and Missi Pyle (Gone Girl).

“This year is extraordinarily special being able to have a remarkable actor to represent us at the Academy Awards,” shares Amis Cameron exclusively with The Hollywood Reporter. “A shift is taking place in our country and more and more people are wanting to do their part bettering the environment and themselves. Our network of designers, talent, and sponsors are all expanding because they are seeing how sustainable living directly impacts our lives in the present and in the future. I am humbled and excited to have Lakeith illustrate ethical high-end fashion at this year’s Oscars.”

Named one of “Hollywood’s rising stars under 35” by The Hollywood Reporter, Stanfield is known for his memorable role as Andrew Logan King, in the critically acclaimed thriller Get Out, currently nominated for four Academy Awards including “Best Picture.” The Atlanta native currently stars as quirky detective ’L’ in Netflix’s Death Note and as Colin Warner in Amazon’s “Crown Heights,” winner of the Audience Award in the Dramatic category at the Sundance Film Festival. Additional credits include War Machine opposite Brad Pitt, FX’s series Atlanta, Oliver Stone’s Snowden opposite Shailene Woodley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, playing Snoop Dogg in Straight Outta Compton, and as the Civil Rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson in the two-time Oscar nominated film Selma.

On March 1, supporters from current and past campaigns will gather together in honor of RCGD annual Pre-Oscars party that will be held at a private residence in Los Angeles, supported by Absolut Elyx. Absolut Elyx is built on the principles of quality, integrity and true craftsmanship and are also doing their part in helping others; with every copper purchase in the Elyx Boutique, they provide safe water to more than 100,000 people worldwide with the help of Water for People.

It is due to the aid of corporate partners like Absolut Elyx and 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.

FINAL VIDEO: Red Carpet Green Dress Pre-Oscar Celebration 2017

On the evening of February 23, 2017, stars came out to celebrate the Eighth Annual Red Carpet Green Dress event hosted by Suzy Amis Cameron in partnership with Atelier Swarovski, bringing awareness to sustainable fashion. In attendance were this year’s celebrity partners Emma Roberts (“Scream Queens”) and Priyanka Bose (“Lion”), in addition to actress Missi Pyle (Red Carpet Green Dress previous participant) and Amis Cameron’s husband James Cameron. The event, also supported by Earth Friendly Products, maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent, had just under 100 attendees come together in support of the eco-friendly initiative at a private Beverly Hills residence.

FINAL VIDEO: Red Carpet Green Dress Pre-Oscar Celebration 2017 from Suzy Amis Cameron on Vimeo.

For the 2017 Oscars-inspired campaign, Red Carpet Green Dress partnered with Atelier Swarovski and had the support of Earth Friendly Products, maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent to help raise funds for MUSE School CA. MUSE School CA is an environmental non-profit educational organization Amis Cameron founded in Calabasas, Calif., with her sister Rebecca Amis. The financial assistance enables students to access a transformative educational experience. MUSE School CA ensures small class size, 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.

Thank you also to Vivienne Westwood, Armani, Priyanka Bose and Emma Roberts. Both actresses wore exclusive pieces from Atelier Swarovski’s first fine jewelry collection, which launched at the 89th Academy Awards ®, and were dressed in ethical gowns. Priyanka Bose wore a custom-made eco-conscious Vivienne Westwood Couture gown, whilst Emma Roberts wore a classic Giorgio Armani gown from the designer’s very first Prive’ collection.

RED CARPET GREEN DRESS IN THE PRESS 2017

Emma Oscars Coverage:

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Style Fashion: http://stylelifefashion.com/emma-roberts-the-oscars/

People.com: http://people.com/style/oscars-2017-emma-roberts-armani-prive-red-carpet-green-dress/

E! Red Carpet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGx2Tx8-Pfs

E! Red Carpet Oscars 2017 Fashion Round Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jkmbKbnByk

Entertainment Tonight: http://www.etonline.com/awards/oscars/211484_emma_roberts_channels_her_aunt_julia_roberts_oscar_2017/

W magazine: http://www.wmagazine.com/story/oscars-2017-rooney-mara-emma-roberts-sustainability

Teen Vogue: http://www.teenvogue.com/story/emma-roberts-sustainable-dress-oscars-2017

Too Fab: http://toofab.com/2017/02/26/newly-red-haired-emma-roberts-goes-green-with-gown-at-oscars-red-carpet-video/

Just Jared: http://www.justjared.com/2017/02/26/emma-roberts-walks-the-oscars-2017-red-carpet-in-vintage-armani-prive/

Hollywood Life: http://hollywoodlife.com/2017/02/26/emma-roberts-oscar-dress-2017-oscars-gown/

Brit.CO: https://www.brit.co/emma-roberts-sustainable-oscar-gown/

Refinery29: http://www.refinery29.uk/2017/02/142701/emma-roberts-oscars-2017-dress-eco-friendly

DailyMail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4262854/Emma-Roberts-Julia-Roberts-skunk-dress-Oscars.html

WGRZ: http://www.wgrz.com/entertainment/entertainment-tonight/exclusive-emma-roberts-almost-rips-isabelle-hupperts-dress-stuns-in-vintage-armani-priv-on/415037450

CBS8: http://www.cbs8.com/story/34609444/exclusive-emma-roberts-almost-rips-isabelle-hupperts-dress-stuns-in-vintage-armani-priv-on-oscars-red-carpet

W Magazine: http://www.wmagazine.com/story/oscars-2017-emma-roberts-julia-roberts-iconic-valentino-gown

LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-ig-oscars-2017-red-carpet-fashion-20170226-story.html

Paparazzi News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0Xr5ntf7bU

Harperz Bazzar: http://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/red-carpet-dresses/news/a20934/emma-roberts-julia-roberts-dress-oscars-2017/

PEOPLE style : http://people.com/style/oscars-2017-emma-roberts-armani-prive-red-carpet-green-dress/

People Style: http://people.com/style/oscars-2017-emma-roberts-armani-prive-red-carpet-green-dress/

The Mary Sue: http://www.themarysue.com/heres-a-guide-to-all-the-political-pins-celebrities-wore-to-the-oscars/

Mind Body Green: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-29091/the-biggest-trend-on-the-oscars-red-carpet-empowerment.html

Diverge Now: http://divergenow.com/news/2017/02/best-moments-2017-oscars/

The Recessionista: http://therecessionista.com/oscars-2017-style-trends-metallic-little-black-dress-sustainable-fashions

 

Priyanka Oscars Coverage:

Priyanka Bose arrives on the red carpet of The 89th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Priyanka Bose arrives on the red carpet of The 89th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Vogue Diary: http://www.vogue.com/article/priyanka-bose-oscars-2017-red-carpet-dress-vivienne-westwood-green-fashion-getting-ready-photo-diary

Vogue AU: http://www.vogue.com.au/fashion/news/oscars+2017+priyanka+bose+is+wearing+vivienne+westwood,42009

People.com: http://people.com/movies/oscars-on-demand-tune-in-to-people-entertainment-weeklys-red-carpet-live-streaming-pre-show/

W Magazine: http://www.wmagazine.com/story/oscars-2017-rooney-mara-emma-roberts-sustainability

Fashion Capital: http://www.fashioncapital.co.uk/industry//industry/news/15689-stunning-and-sustainable-at-the-oscars

Mind Body Green: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-29091/the-biggest-trend-on-the-oscars-red-carpet-empowerment.html

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-29098/7-things-you-need-to-know-today-february-27.html

AFP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EItRZQW7pLY

Hollywood Greek Reporter:http://hollywood.greekreporter.com/2017/02/26/a-dress-for-a-cause-fashion-meets-sustainability-at-the-8th-annual-red-carpet-green-dress-event/

The Queen of Style: http://www.thequeenofstyle.com/quee/2017/02/lions-priyanka-bose-goes-green-in-vivienne-westwood-on-the-oscars-red-carpet.html

INDIA TODAY: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/priyanka-bose-oscars-academy-awards-red-carpet-lion-vivienne-westwood-lifest/1/892197.html

High Heel Confidential: http://www.highheelconfidential.com/priyanka-bose-in-vivienne-westwood-at-89th-annual-academy-awardsoscars-2017/

The Mary Sue:http://www.themarysue.com/heres-a-guide-to-all-the-political-pins-celebrities-wore-to-the-oscars/

Vogue India: http://www.vogue.in/content/who-is-the-other-indian-actor-on-the-oscars-red-carpet/

India.com: http://www.india.com/buzz/oscars-2017-red-carpet-emma-stone-viola-davis-priyanka-chopra-priyanka-bose-are-enchanting-best-dressed-divas-1875438/

POPXo: https://www.popxo.com/2017/02/best-dressed-oscars-2017/

Style Fashion: http://stylelifefashion.com/priyanka-bose-and-vivienne-westwood/

EMMA ROBERTS IN VINTAGE GOWN AND FINE JEWELRY FOR OSCARS 2017

EMMA ROBERTS PARTNERS WITH SUZY AMIS CAMERON’S RED CARPET GREEN DRESS 2017 INITIATIVE AND WEARS A VINTAGE GIORGIO ARMANI PRIVE’ GOWN AND ATELIER SWAROVSKI FINE JEWELRY TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS ®

THE COLLABORATION TELLS A NEW STORY OF FASHION SUSTAINABILITY

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (Feb. 26, 2017) – Earlier this evening, Red Carpet Green Dress celebrity partner, actress Emma Roberts (“Scream Queens”) showcased a form of sustainable fashion when she arrived at the 89th Academy Awards® wearing a classic Giorgio Armani gown from his very first Prive’ collection. The gown was accessorized with exclusive pieces from Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry. This is the first time vintage fashion has been put under the spotlight by Suzy Amis Cameron’s eco-conscious cause as a solution to help better the environment.

“Red Carpet Green Dress is always researching ways to help improve the planet and the lives of others,” states actress and environmental activist Amis Cameron. “As a culture, we are inundated with messaging of wanting and needing the latest ‘new’ product. But by recycling gowns, we are making the ‘old’ new again and finding the beauty that already exists. It is an important form of sustainability.”

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The spaghetti strap couture dress, which originally debuted in Paris in January 2005, is embroidered with cream crystals and waves of small white jet beads featured in a two-tiered skirt. The dramatic plunging bodice is made of jet and black crystal teardrops and is completed with a black satin cummerbund at the waist. 

To complete the head-to-toe look Emma Roberts wore exclusive created diamond pieces from Atelier Swarovski’s first fine jewelry collection. Inspired by nature and driven by science, Swarovski brings conscious luxury and innovation to the red carpet with the Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry Collection, handcrafted in a Parisian atelier and featuring Swarovski Created Diamonds and crystals.  Swarovski Created Diamonds are grown in a state-of-the-art lab and have the same optical, chemical and physical attributes as mined diamonds.

To qualify as a Red Carpet Green Dress eco-conscious garment, each piece must either be made from recycled, organic or repurposed materials, use handmade detailing or incorporate natural dye processing. All resources focus on an environmentally and socially responsible design with a minimal negative impact on the environment.

For the 2017 Oscars-inspired campaign, Red Carpet Green Dress partnered with Atelier Swarovski and had the support of Earth Friendly Products, maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent to help raise funds for MUSE School CA. MUSE School CA is an environmental non-profit educational organization Amis Cameron founded in Calabasas, Calif., with her sister Rebecca Amis. The financial assistance enables students to access a transformative educational experience. MUSE School CA ensures small class size, 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 eighth 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 GIORGIO ARMANI

The Armani Group is among the leading fashion and luxury companies worldwide. The Group designs, produces, distributes and sells fashion and lifestyle products, including apparel, accessories, eyewear, watches, jewellery, cosmetics, perfumes, furniture and home decor under the following brands: Giorgio Armani Privé, Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Armani Collezioni, AJ Armani Jeans, A/X Armani Exchange, Armani Junior and Armani/Casa. At the end of 2015, the Group’s distribution network has 2,983 points of sale, comprised of 165 Giorgio Armani stores, 338 Emporio Armani stores, 754 Armani Collezioni stores, 238 A|X Armani Exchange stores, 880 AJ Armani Jeans stores, 198 Armani Junior stores and 56 Armani/Casa stores in more than 60 countries across the globe. Among these, 83 Giorgio Armani, 89 Emporio Armani, 82 Armani Collezioni, 108 A|X Armani Exchange, 39 AJ Armani Jeans, 22 Armani Junior and 6 Armani/Casa stores are directly managed.

ABOUT ATELIER SWAROVSKI

Atelier Swarovski offers cutting edge jewelry, accessories and home décor items, which are the ultimate expression of Swarovski crystal. Pushing the boundaries of creativity, it collaborates with the finest talents in the world across fashion, jewelry, architecture and design. Atelier Swarovski presents seasonal jewelry and accessories collaborations twice a year during New York, London and Paris fashion weeks alongside its constantly evolving Core Collection. Atelier Swarovski Home, launched at Milan Design Week in April 2016, consists of functional and decorative objects for the home. Atelier Swarovski was founded by Nadja Swarovski in 2007 as a showcase for creativity, craftsmanship and the art of crystal cutting and crystal innovations. Past collaborators include Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor&Rolf, Christopher Kane, Maison Margiela and Mary Katranzou for jewelry, and Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Ron Arad for home décor.
ABOUT EARTH FRIENDLY PRODUCTS

Family owned and operated since 1967, Earth Friendly Products is the maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent and over 200 other environmentally friendly cleaners that are safer for people, pets and the planet. Made with plant-powered ingredients, ECOS™ cleaners are thoughtfully sourced, free of dyes, pH balanced, readily biodegradable, easily recyclable, and never tested on animals.

PRIYANKA BOSE WEARS A CUSTOM-MADE SUSTAINABLE VIVIENNE WESTWOOD COUTURE GOWN

PRIYANKA BOSE WEARS A CUSTOM-MADE SUSTAINABLE VIVIENNE WESTWOOD COUTURE GOWN AND ATELIER SWAROVSKI FINE JEWELRY AS SHE WALKS THE CARPET AT THE 89TH ACADEMY AWARDS ®

“Lion” Actress Serves as Celebrity Partner to Suzy Amis Cameron’s Red Carpet Green Dress Eighth Annual Initiative

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2017) – Tonight at the 89th Academy Awards ® “Lion” actress Priyanka Bose wore a custom-made eco-conscious Vivienne Westwood Couture gown. The gown was accessorized with exclusive pieces from Atelier Swarovski’s first fine jewelry collection and featured Swarovski crystal in the dress detailing. Both gown and jewelry were worn in support of Suzy Amis Cameron’s Red Carpet Green Dress initiative. In 2009, Amis Cameron created Red Carpet Green Dress with the goal of creating awareness for the importance of sustainable practices in fashion.  Each year, Red Carpet Green Dress works with international designers to create sustainable eveningwear to showcase during the Academy Awards®

Priyanka Bose arrives on the red carpet of The 89th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Priyanka Bose arrives on the red carpet of The 89th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

The custom designed gown, is created in a jewel toned silk and lurex floral jacquard fabric, recycled from a past Vivienne Westwood collection. The pattern cutting technique has been designed to keep waste to an absolute minimum, using only 320 cms for the design. Leftover sequin film, usually left as waste from sequin production, is embroidered to the bodice of the dress creating a honeycomb effect, highlighted with reclaimed Swarovski crystals for added sparkle.

PRIYANKA FINAL

Inspired by nature and driven by science, Swarovski brings conscious luxury and innovation to the red carpet with the Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry Collection, handcrafted in a Parisian atelier and featuring Swarovski Created Diamonds and crystals.  Swarovski Created Diamonds are grown in a state-of-the-art lab and have the same optical, chemical and physical attributes as mined diamonds.

“It was a dream come true to be able to wear this custom-made Vivienne Westwood gown and the first collection of Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry,” gushed Bose. “I felt like a queen! To be a part of this campaign that helps improve our environment and give back is a powerful thing. I try to live a minimalist lifestyle, but I am constantly learning and Red Carpet Green Dress has taught me that we can all do our part to help.”

Bose joined the rest of the cast for the current six-time nominated film “Lion”. Bose portrays “Kamla Munshi” alongside Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman in the feature film.

To qualify as a Red Carpet Green Dress eco-conscious garment, each piece must either be made from recycled, organic or repurposed materials, use handmade detailing or incorporate natural dye processing – always with a focus on minimal negative impact on the environment, and environmentally and socially responsible design.

For the 2017 Oscars-inspired campaign, Red Carpet Green Dress partnered with Atelier Swarovski and had the support of Earth Friendly Products, maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent to help raise funds for MUSE School CA. MUSE School CA is an environmental non-profit educational organization Amis Cameron founded in Calabasas, Calif., with her sister Rebecca Amis. The financial assistance enables students to access a transformative educational experience. MUSE School CA ensures small class size, 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.

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 eighth 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 ATELIER SWAROVSKI

Atelier Swarovski offers cutting edge jewelry, accessories and home décor items, which are the ultimate expression of Swarovski crystal. Pushing the boundaries of creativity, it collaborates with the finest talents in the world across fashion, jewelry, architecture and design. Atelier Swarovski presents seasonal jewelry and accessories collaborations twice a year during New York, London and Paris fashion weeks alongside its constantly evolving Core Collection. Atelier Swarovski Home, launched at Milan Design Week in April 2016, consists of functional and decorative objects for the home. Atelier Swarovski was founded by Nadja Swarovski in 2007 as a showcase for creativity, craftsmanship and the art of crystal cutting and crystal innovations. Past collaborators include Jean- Paul Gaultier, Viktor&Rolf, Christopher Kane, Maison Margiela and Mary Katranzou for jewelry, and Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Ron Arad for home décor. 

ABOUT VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Vivienne Westwood began designing in 1971, and by the end of the 1970s, she was already considered a symbol of the British avant-garde. For Autumn/Winter 1981, Westwood showed her first catwalk presentation in London. In 1986, a radical change of direction moved Westwood away from street style and youth culture as she adopted more traditional Savile Row tailoring techniques. Since then, Westwood has received numerous accolades, continues to show in Paris and London, and is one of the most influential fashion designers in the world today. She uses the medium of her shows to talk about culture and politics, more specifically about the urgent need to act against climate change.

ABOUT EARTH FRIENDLY PRODUCTS

Family owned and operated since 1967, Earth Friendly Products is the maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent and over 200 other environmentally friendly cleaners that are safer for people, pets and the planet. Made with plant-powered ingredients, ECOS™ cleaners are thoughtfully sourced, free of dyes, pH balanced, readily biodegradable, easily recyclable, and never tested on animals.

“RED CARPET GREEN DRESS” IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ATELIER SWAROVSKI, HOSTED ITS EIGHTH ANNUAL PRE-OSCAR EVENT TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY THROUGH SUSTAINABLE FASHION EMMA ROBERTS, PRIYANKA BOSE, MISSI PYLE & NEARLY 100 OTHER SUPPORTERS ATTENDED THE SOIREE AT A PRIVATE BEVERLY HILLS RESIDENCE ON FEBRUARY 23

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (Feb. 23, 2017)—On the evening of February 23, 2017, stars came out to celebrate the Eighth Annual Red Carpet Green Dress event hosted by Suzy Amis Cameron in partnership with Atelier Swarovksi, bringing awareness to sustainable fashion. In attendance were this year’s celebrity partners Emma Roberts (“Scream Queens”) and Priyanka Bose (“Lion”), in addition to actress Missi Pyle (Red Carpet Green Dress previous participant). The event, also supported by Earth Friendly Products, maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent, had just under 100 attendees come together in support of the eco-friendly initiative at a private Beverly Hills residence. The campaign raises funds to benefit MUSE School CA, an environmental non-profit educational organization Amis Cameron founded in Calabasas, Calif., with her sister Rebecca Amis.

As guests nibbled on vegan appetizers and sipped on Absolut Elyx vodka cocktails, Red Carpet Green Dress’ Global Campaign Manager Samata opened the evening by sharing the impact Amis Cameron’s initiative has had on the fashion industry and community. Amis Cameron followed, and shared remarks from her heart about the importance of sustainable living and her dream to inspire future generations.

“We eat food every day; we wear clothes every day, but it takes a concerted effort to help make the world a better place,” shared Amis Cameron. “But we can all do our part. Recycling clothes, eating fresh organic food-even one conscious meal a day- every little bit helps.”

One of the highlights of the evening came from the students of MUSE School CA, who shared first-hand testimonials of the impact the financial support from Red Carpet Green Dress has made on their lives. Nadja Swarovski, member of the Swarovski Executive Board, spoke a few words highlighting the use of conscious luxury, as displayed by both Red Carpet Green Dress and Atelier Swarovski for the 2017 initiative.

The elegant affair, at which guests were able to mingle, enjoy the evening and high-quality fashion that supports a sustainable lifestyle, concluded around 9 p.m. The event was held in anticipation of the 89th Academy Awards®, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. In honor of Red Carpet Green Dress, Emma Roberts and Priyanka Bose will reveal eco-conscious gowns made by top designers at the Academy Awards and debut exclusive pieces from Atelier Swarovski’s first fine jewelry collection.

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE GOWN FOR “LION” ACTRESS PRIYANKA BOSE

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE GOWN FOR “LION” ACTRESS PRIYANKA BOSE TO WEAR TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS ® IN HONOR OF RED CARPET GREEN DRESS INITIATIVE GOWN TO BE WORN WITH EXCLUSIVE PIECES FROM THE NEW ATELIER SWAROVSKI FINE JEWELRY COLLECTION

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 22, 2017) – Suzy Amis Cameron’s Eighth Annual Red Carpet Green Dress campaign, in partnership with Atelier Swarovski, has revealed that respected fashion brand Vivienne Westwood will create a custom-made sustainable gown to be worn by “Lion” actress Priyanka Bose to wear to the Academy Awards ® this Sunday.

Priyanka Bose

Bose, who portrays “Kamla Munshi” alongside Dev Patel, in the feature film “Lion”, will join her cast members and make her Oscars debut at the 89th Academy Awards in honor of the film’s six nominations including “Best Picture.”

“It’s an honor to be a part of this campaign, and help bring attention to how our fashion choices affect the environment,” shares Bose. “The impact my personal choices have on the environment in all aspects of my life is very important to me. I am excited to learn more about environmentally and socially conscious fabrics as I collaborate with Vivienne Westwood and the Red Carpet Green Dress team this award’s season. I feel humbled to have the opportunity to bring awareness to Red Carpet Green Dress’ mission to the entertainment industry and the world.”

The Vivienne Westwood couture house is a longtime supporter of the Red Carpet Green Dress initiative. The fashion house has previously created eco-friendly looks for actresses Naomie Harris and Lily Cole on behalf of the campaign in years past. This will be the first collaboration between Westwood and Bose.

The gown will be ethically made according to the Red Carpet Green Dress criteria. This can include a variety of resources such as the use of natural dyes and recycled materials to organic and repurposed fabrics- always with a focus on minimal negative impact on the environment, and environmentally and socially responsible design.

“Fashion is here to help,” says Westwood. “Buy less, choose well, make it last’ limits the exploitation of the planet’s natural resources. If you love something wear it all the time, don’t just suck it all up and consume. Find things that suit you. That’s how you look extraordinary.”

To complete the extraordinary look, Bose will wear exclusive pieces from the Atelier Swarovski’s fine jewelry collection, made with created diamonds. The collection will make its debut on the red carpet of the 89th Academy Awards ®.

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It is due to the aid of partners, such as Atelier Swarovski, and annual contests that financial security can be provided to MUSE School CA, 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 small class size, 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. In addition to Atelier Swarovski’s collaboration, Earth Friendly Products, maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent will also continue their support for the third year of the high profile campaign.

In addition to Atelier Swarovski’s collaboration, Earth Friendly Products, maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent will also continue their support for the third year of the high profile campaign.

 

EMMA ROBERTS AND “LION” ACTRESS PRIYANKA BOSE TO JOIN RED CARPET GREEN DRESS ETHICAL FASHION CAMPAIGN WEARING ATELIER SWAROVSKI ON THE RED CARPET OF HOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST NIGHT

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Los Angeles, CA (February 16, 2017) – The eco-friendly campaign Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) is pleased to announce that critically acclaimed actresses Emma Roberts and Priyanka Bose will be supporting the initiative this year. The actresses will wear exclusive pieces from Atelier Swarovski’s first fine jewelry collection, which will launch at the 89th Academy Awards ®, and will also be dressed in ethical gowns.

Founded by Suzy Amis Cameron – actress, environmental advocate, educator and wife of director James Cameron – Red Carpet Green Dress works with internationally acclaimed designers each year to dress stars in ethical eveningwear and jewelry for the Academy Awards®.

“It is so exciting to be partnering with Atelier Swarovski for our Red Carpet Green Dress campaign this year and have such strong women like Emma Roberts and Priyanka Bose stand behind us,” said Amis Cameron. “We have the scope for massive global impact and together can help spread the important message of sustainability. Furthermore, we aim to stir conversation and encourage those we reach to join the movement. It is wonderful to have the support of an organization, like Swarovski and women like Emma and Priyanka who hold such a prominent place in the fashion world, who share my vision to create more consciously, to positively impact the environment and make the world a better place for our children to grow up in. Together we truly can make a difference.” 

Bose is an internationally celebrated model/actress who plays “Kamla Munshi” in the feature film “LION” alongside Dev Patel, currently nominated for six Academy Awards, including “Best Motion Picture of the Year.”

Emma Roberts is an undeniable talent known for her diverse roles in films such as “Palo Alto,” “We’re the Millers,” and the upcoming “Billionaire Boys Club”. Roberts currently stars as ‘Chanel Oberlin’ in the Fox comedy-horror series “Scream Queens,” from the minds of “Glee” creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Flachuk and Ian Brennan.

Swarovski strives to create beautiful products using responsible methods that align with the wellbeing of people and the planet. Atelier Swarovski is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), an organization established by the jewelry industry to advance responsible social and environmental practices.

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Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, also commented: “We are delighted to partner with Red Carpet Green Dress for the 2017 Academy Awards-inspired initiative. The red carpet at the Oscars is an iconic moment in the fashion and cultural calendar, and as a company with a deep commitment to sustainability, we are very pleased to collaborate with Suzy and her team to help bring conscious luxury further into the spotlight.”  

Since its inception in 2009, Red Carpet Green Dress’ sustainable designs have been worn by countless stars at the Oscars including Naomie Harris, currently nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for “Moonlight,” “Twilight” star Kellan Lutz, Jake McDorman (“American Sniper”), Missi Pyle (“Gone Girl”), Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin” and Sophie Turner (“Game of Thrones”). It is due to the aid of partners, such as Atelier Swarovski, and annual contests that financial security can be provided to MUSE School CA, 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 small class size, 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.

In addition to Atelier Swarovski’s collaboration, Earth Friendly Products, maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent will also continue their support for the third year of the high profile campaign.

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ABOUT ATELIER SWAROVSKI

Atelier Swarovski offers cutting edge jewelry, accessories and home décor items, which are the ultimate expression of Swarovski crystal. Pushing the boundaries of creativity, it collaborates with the finest talents in the world across fashion, jewelry, architecture and design. Atelier Swarovski presents seasonal jewelry and accessories collaborations twice a year during New York, London and Paris fashion weeks alongside its constantly evolving Core Collection. Atelier Swarovski Home, launched at Milan Design Week in April 2016, consists of functional and decorative objects for the home. Atelier Swarovski was founded by Nadja Swarovski in 2007 as a showcase for creativity, craftsmanship and the art of crystal cutting and crystal innovations. Past collaborators include Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor&Rolf, Christopher Kane, Maison Margiela and Mary Katranzou for jewelry, and Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Ron Arad for home décor.

Visit Official Swarvoski Website

A long-time supporter of the Red Carpet Green Dress campaign, family owned and operated since 1967, Earth Friendly Products is supporting the campaign once again this year; Earth Friendly Products is the maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent and over 200 other environmentally friendly cleaners that are safer for people, pets and the planet.

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Talia Connelly Diary, Part 4 | Hosted by the Nido Collection

It is October 16th, 2016 and I am no longer in London. (It’s my dad’s birthday today too, but that’s not relevant. I just promised him a shout-out for being a loyal reader. Thanks for the support, Padre!)

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View from the treetops at Kew Royal Botanical Gardens during the Handmade at Kew weekend. At 5:15pm I missed the last elevator going up to the observation deck so a couple coming down was kind enough to share this photo with me.

The RCGD x Vivienne Westwood internship came to an end last Friday. On Saturday morning I packed up my belongings and headed to Leyton to spend a few days at a friend’s house before my flight out of Gatwick. You know when you return from a vacation and people ask you, “How was it?” and you stand there and say, “It was great” because you don’t know how to properly recount your experience over a water-cooler-type conversation… Well, it will take me longer than an evening of writing to properly reflect on all the interesting conversations I’ve had and the people I’ve been fortunate to meet during my month here. But I’ll try my best!

Half the Westwood staff took vacation after the Paris show so the last week in the London office was fairly quiet. Three Gold label interns also completed their internship the same day as I did, so we had a little farewell on Friday with the rest of the staff. Despite half the usual amount of hungry stomachs present, the studio tables were cleared as per custom to make way for Prosecco, strawberries, jelly donuts, three cheesecakes, and a tub of rugelach pastries.

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After lunch, we took a little walk over to the Worlds End Shop, located at 430 Kings Road on the other side of Battersea Bridge. The shop, formerly named “Let It Rock” then “SEX,” peddles reproductions of classic Westwood styles from the 1980’s. It was inside that electric blue building, and rifling through a rack of discounted pieces that I unearthed this sumptuous rarity.

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Behold! The “Clint Eastwood Bomber,” featuring a maroon 1×1 fuzzy rib knit and jacquard woven shell with a waxed finish. What a thing of beauty.

Though a Westwood patternmaker graciously offered to use her employee discount for intern purchases, I was still about $700 short of affordability. So tears were shed and goodbyes were made as the coat and I parted ways.

The mourning of the Westwood coat was short lived as campaign director Samata Pattinson and I spent the following Wednesday perusing vintage shops and munching on French fries around Brick Lane. 99.9% of my wardrobe is comprised of NYC thrift store finds and the Shoreditch area felt like a compact version of Williamsburg. There were off-the-wall boutiques, pop-ups, bagel shops, food trucks, street murals, and no shortage of tattooed, rainbow-haired individuals. Spending time with the woman who first greeted me when I arrived to London was a suitable way for the RCGD experience to come full circle.

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I don’t have any photos of Brick Lane, but I passed by this mural walking over there.

In the evening, I met my former knitwear professor Jesse for dinner at a pet-friendly restaurant called Legs, a block away from her apartment in Hackney. It was the most I’ve ever spent on a meal while I’ve been here, (granted, I’ve been living on canned spaghetti sauce and Sainsbury pasta because I’m too cheap to cook anything else for dinner) but the good company made it worth it. Jesse moved to London just a few months before I did to work as a knitwear programmer for Nike so we had quite a few “new city” stories to laugh about.

Now would be worth noting that the next time one travels, securing a working phone and an international data plan would be a good idea. London sans call/text/Google Maps wasn’t difficult because I was constantly drawing routes in my notebook beforehand and relying on the goodwill of strangers to point me in the right direction. But every so often, they would point me in the reverse direction of my destination and I found myself taking turns down strange alleyways and backstreets that had me questioning whether I was still in the UK.

Presuming I was on my way to a noodle shop in Chinatown one evening, I wound up at the backdoor of an enormous brick building. Suddenly a mob of people holding playbills came rushing around the corner and started cheering as a young man opened the door. So I started maniacally snapping pictures, just like the rest of the crowd.

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Someone famous, apparently.

The last event I should mention was “Handmade at Kew” a juried coalition of over 200 independent artists showcasing their work at Kew Royal Botanical Gardens. I bought a pair of earrings from a studio called Copa Joyeria and had a lovely conversation with Lucy from Arra Textiles. Lucy founded Arra Textiles two years after graduating from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland and makes stunning handwoven scarfs and blankets. Her color sense is on another level and her technical aptitude for drafting weave structures blows me out of the water. There is still so much to learn. There is always much to learn.

Oh! Before I forget again, here are the photos from DesignJunction that took place in Granary Square in September. Better late than never eh.

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With a sign like that, even I was able to find my way to the venue without pestering any of the passerby.

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The baby and the string quartet.

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An on-site installation by French lighting company Blackbody.

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A nice university student in his second year who worked part-time at Flor Unikon. He gave me free flowers and I gave him my number on Whatsapp but I never heard from him again. I guess he wasn’t that impressed.

The highlight of DesignJunction was visiting a student gallery where a show called “Brainwaves” was on view. The work sampled graphic design, textile, sculpture, illustration and video art from Central St. Martin’s BFA and MA programs. As a design student from an American school, it was neat to see what other people my age were creating.

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“Depth of Light” by Orla Lawn. Woven with concrete, plaster, silk and wool.

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“If People Were Like Plants” by Freya Morgan. Such a fun, wacky concept worth looking at in full: https://www.creativereview.co.uk/gradwatch-freya-morgan

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“Citzenshop” by Nele Vos. “This installation opposes the neoliberal concept of the acquisition of citizenship by investment, essentially the purchasing of a nationality, as offered by an increasing number of governments around the globe….”

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Zhiwen Tong’s graphic novel depicting post-Mao China through his father’s eyes. I’m fascinated by this topic and found myself wanting to know about the illustrator’s family and the development of his work.

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These public service announcements… Remind me to bring a box of tissues the next time I stop to read one again.

And on that note: An enormous thank you to SUZY AMIS CAMERON for having the vision to start this campaign. Few people, when faced with the realization that a creative industry is setting uncontrollable demands on the people and regions involved, decide to create an international campaign to challenge the status quo, on the stage of the Oscars no less. To SAMATA PATTINSON: between writing gigs and eveningwear designing, you make the time to successfully coordinate these campaign events year after year. Thank you for looking out for me and being the best tour guide London has to offer. To the STAFF AT NIDO: Thank you for your involvement with the Red Carpet Green Dress campaign and supporting my stay in London. (Stephanie, it was such a joy to share conversation with you at Kew Gardens. Thanks for the photos and I hope to see you again!) To BRIGITTE, JENNIFER, and all the spunky, spirited peeps at Westwood who have subjected themselves to my presence Monday-Friday 10am to 6pm: Never have I met a group of people so committed to upholding the belief that clothing is a means of social responsibility and artistic expression. Thank you for the opportunity to work alongside you.

In January, I’ll be heading back to the good ole USA to finish my studies. Then the Great Job Hunt will commence. Know anyone looking for a surface designer? ☺ If you enjoyed reading, please feel free to drop a line!

Till next time,

Talia

Talia Connelly Diary, Part 3 | Hosted by the Nido Collection

October 5th,

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I would welcome you with an amorous French greeting, but I feel a bit fraudulent pulling up Google Translate. Now that the Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood Spring 2017 show has been officially released, I am in the liberty to share more shots leading up to the occasion. The camera on my cell phone is comparable to the visual quality of a Windows 2000 desktop and dies at the most inopportune moments so a few images are borrowed from coworkers to fill in the gaps. Longest entry yet, but mostly comprised of photos so it’s digestible.

The week before the show

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Handstitching a series of labels onto the right side of each tailored jacket. Each stitch was precisely measured 5mm apart.

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One of the machinists modeling his handiwork. Complete with red felt eyes and dangling metal claws.

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When the plotter printer has an emotional breakdown, masks and super glue come to the rescue.

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The last day in the London studio before heading to Paris: In peak condition and ready to face any challenge of the universe.

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6:00am (night of the show) and still sle-working in the showroom. I was ready to nail the coffin at this point.

I jest, I jest. Compared to the workload of university, giving up one night of rest in order to execute a performance uniting the past three months of development was more than doable. A few full-time employees even worked 48 hours straight. Such dedication.

My sister Justine also flew over to Paris with the approval of my studio manager who had been looking for a few extra hands to help with the show. “Animal Science pre-Vet” is her field of expertise at University College Dublin, but that didn’t slow her from adjusting metal corsets on ten different torsos or applying snake, lion, and acorn appliques onto a stack of tailored skirts and blazers.

Friday – The day before the show

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9:30am – In the showroom handstitching metal charms onto an acid yellow blazer. This piece was cut from the show, but its grey counterpart with the same charm placement remained.

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10:25pm – Enlisting an army to fit this apparatus onto the model without toppling her over. A line of models awaiting their fittings formed at 11am and the last one trickled out at around 12am.

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Looking fierce Elena.

3 am – Deliberating the final lineup. Hundreds of outfit combinations tested that day were narrowed down to 65 looks.

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3:30 am – Organizing each shoe by style and size. Because most models share shoes during the show, lineups are strategically planned around availability.

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5:30 am – Preparing the garment bags; one for each model.

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6:30am – Taking a cab back to our Airbnb to catch a few Zzzzz’s before showtime.

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Here’s the lay of the land. The showroom was right around the corner from the Louve and the show venue was a stone’s throw away from the Eiffel Tower. You’d think they would have tried a little harder to secure something more impressive but I wasn’t the one calling the shots.

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J and I stayed in an adorable apartment complex located in the 13th Arrondissement, about a 40-minute commute from the showroom. Our host Sarah-Jane works as a flight attendant for Air France and was in Chile when we arrived, so her mother was there to greet us. Her mother didn’t speak a lick of English and I didn’t speak a word of French so we communicated through caveman gestures and lots of smiles. Sarah-Jane’s son is studying abroad in Montreal, and according to Sarah, “has no desire to return to Paris,” (Me: WHY??) so she’s been renting out his room to guests like us.

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Her son owns 34 volumes of Naruto. We would have been good friends.

Saturday – The day of the show

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The Gold label interns sporting matching show T-shirts

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I woke up like this.

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AK, V, and models bask in the post-show glow. Almost immediately after this photo was taken, the set was taken down, the models dashed off to their next runway appointment, and the clothes were disassembled, packed back into garment bags, and loaded into vans to be taken back to the showroom. Akin to watching the heist scene from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the pieces left the venue as quickly as they had come.

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While on our way to the showroom to do the post-show unpacking, we took our first uninhibited stroll through the city streets.

 

Ah Sunday, smartly christened as the day of rest. My sister and I slept for 12 hours and had our first meal outside of the Westwood showroom at Sarah-Jane’s favorite Basque restaurant, a 15-minute walk from the apartment. Sunday was also the grand opening for Vivienne Westwood’s first boutique in Paris, so we headed back to the showroom to make celebratory balloon decorations.

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Notice the balloon covered ceiling!

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Shiny bull-hooves adorn garment rack legs.

There were rumors of a studio afterparty but the plea for sleep won the fight, so we hopped on the metro to our Airbnb and enjoyed a quiet evening of chats and chocolate buscuits with Sarah Jane.

Monday

I woke up at the blessed hour of 5am to bid Justine well as the Uber ride to take her to the bus terminal for Beauvais Airport pulled up at the apartment. Scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed before going to back to sleep (a terrible habit I’ve got to kick) I caught a photo of my roommate from back home posing in front of the Eiffel Tower. Could it really be? Emily? I knew she was travelling to Berlin to study abroad, but her detour to Paris was news to me. 6 hours later, I found myself on the sixth floor of Centre Pompidou skipping through the Magritte and Beat Generation exhibitions with my adventure-seeking, karaoke-singing, dance partner in crime.

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Staircase leading up to the heavens.  Colossal hamster tunnel. Or Pompidou façade.

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View from inside.

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And the Beat goes on.

At 5pm I boarded the Eurostar back to London. I forgot my water bottle at the showroom and wasn’t about to pay two pounds for bottled water so I went back to my seat. Two minutes later I’m tapped on the shoulder with a bottle of water from the women who stood behind me in line. She hails from London but lives in Kent, works as a cosmetic surgery consultant, and has a daughter that is currently visiting her grandparents in Spain. We had a lovely conversation for the rest of the ride. As the train pulled up to St. Pancras, she wished me well with the internship and told me she had bought a Westwood corset from the Worlds End Shop back in the day.

Speaking of St. Pancras, I meant to include a few photos from DesignJunction (a furniture and lighting trade show that exhibited at Granary Square, across the river from St. Pancras) in my last post, but didn’t get around to downloading them in time. In my fourth and final post about this whirlwind experience with the RCGD campaign, I’ll include a few highlights from the DesignJunction event- namely the Central St. Martin’s student exhibition “Brainwaves” and an infant jamming to Johannes Brahms “Hungarian Dance.”

Cheers,

Talia

Talia Connelly Diary, Part 2 | Hosted by the Nido Collection

Monday 26th, 2016

Hi there! It’s technically Saturday Oct 1st, but pretend Talia didn’t shamefully fall behind in her diary writing and that Tuesday-onwards hasn’t happened yet ☺ The post for this current week will be coming shortly.

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If you don’t know what the Red Carpet Green Dress Campaign refers to, who Nido Collection is, or why an Asian lass and a flock of sheep are atop the London Bridge, please refer to “Diary, Pt 1.” Otherwise, entry numero dos proceed!

This week, there were four birthdays in the Westwood office and no one throws a classier office kitchen party than those enlisted in fashion.

2When one runs out of plates, toilet paper becomes a rather handy backup.

3The employees, well… they like to keep things unpredictable.

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The Gold label intern crew from the left: Avishay, Cecily, Mel, Hannah, Me, Rene and Kat.

The office is in the midst of preparing for the SS17 runway show at Paris Fashion Week. Which means three days from now I will be aboard the Eurostar train to assist backstage. Can you believe it only takes 2 hours to get to Paris from London? It takes me nearly four hours just to exit state lines back home. Hannah, a fellow Gold label intern has spent the past few days Googling “cool things in Paris” and informed us that a vampire museum and pet cemetery outing are in the works. (Assuming that late night prep work for the show doesn’t completely wipe us out before then!) Read more

Red Carpet Green Dress founder honoured in New York

Fashion 4 Development’s Annual First Ladies Luncheon was held during the United Nations General Assembly week in New York, to celebrate the unprecedented cooperation between diplomacy and fashion for the greater good of women and children worldwide. First Ladies, UN Ambassadors and VIPs from around the world gathered to honor award recipients – “Agents of Change” –  for their humanitarian work.

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Suzy Amis Cameron was honoured for her work as Red Carpet Green Dress founder, co-founder of MUSE School CA, her advocacy for the plant-based movement and much more. Suzy Amis Cameron joined musician and philanthropist Annie Lennox and Natalia Vodianova – model and philanthropist – as other trail-blazing women being honoured on the night. Red Carpet Green Dress is a sustainable fashion design campaign founded by Suzy Amis Cameron.

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The event was covered by the Hollywood Reporter, read more here.

Red Carpet Green Dress Talia Connelly meets Dame Vivienne Westwood at St Martins Lane Hotel

Red Carpet Green Dress winner Talia Connelly is in London for her internship experience with leading fashion house Vivienne Westwood. Talia entered the Red Carpet Green Dress contest earlier this year and secured the prize to be flown over to London and spend time with the fashion house.

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Talia Connolley from Rhode Island School of Design secured the Red Carpet Green Dress prize after writing an essay about sustainable fashion. Talia met with campaign founder Suzy Amis Cameron, Dame Vivienne Westwood and the campaign director Samata at leading London hotel St Martins Lane. The much anticipated meeting and pictures took place to signal the commencement of Talia’s internship with the fashion house; read Talia’s diary entry about her exciting internship experience here.

Located in Covent Garden, St Martins Lane is known for its stylish ethos and contemporary design, however the hotel also has a strong sustainability policy, making it a great fit for the Red Carpet Green Dress meeting to take place. From recycling to pushing socially responsible initiatives – this includes donating unused soap and toiletries to Clean The World’s soap recycling program and mattresses to charity organizations – the hotel provided the perfect base for the exciting meeting.

Talia Connelly Diary, Part 1 | Hosted by the Nido Collection

Sunday, September 18th

Hello and greetings from London!

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I’ve been sitting at the kitchen table, notebook open and laptop up, staring at the screen and ruminating over a captivating opening line for the past fifteen minutes. Though I’ve been journaling since I was in grade school, it feels odd to post my thoughts in a public setting like this. Which leads me to wonder who you, reader of these musings, may be. Are you a Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) campaign hopeful for 2017? A devoted Westwood follower? A friend, classmate, or fellow textile enthusiast? Or simply a being floating in the vast cosmos of the Internet, seeking information on an unrelated topic and somehow stumbling across this page? All are welcome.

Well, it’s been 9 days, 218 hours, or 13,127 minutes since I stepped off Virgin Airline flight #12 and onto rain-slicked British turf. Arriving at Nido Collection, a courtly West Hampstead student accommodation, I am greeted by RCGD campaign director Samata Pattinson beaming in a blue jumpsuit illuminated by a bouquet of crisply wrapped flowers in hand. Is this real life? Is this real life? Yesterday, I was sitting on the floor of my apartment in Rhode Island, surrounded by a group of close friends and sharing a dinner of golden curry, quiche and Eastside Market strawberries. Today I’m in the country that C.S. Lewis, C. Darwin, William Blake and William Morris, Julie Andrews, Tilda Swinton, and Sherlock and Watson call home. Along with the likes of Alexander Mcqueen, Christopher Kane, Stella McCartney and of course, Dame Vivienne Westwood.

I had the weekend to recuperate from the jetlag. I did a bit of exploring around Chinatown Soho and Piccadilly Circus. Strangely, many of the roads were blocked off and there were throngs of people gathered along the streets. What a mess, I thought to myself, that London closes half its streets and permits its citizens from walking through. Does this happen every Saturday? Five minutes later I learned that a Tour of Britain cycling race was about to take place and to kindly step off the road as to not be flattened. Then on Monday at 9:30am, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed I was off to 9-15 Elcho Street, Westwood Headquarters. Read more

Winner of Vivienne Westwood prize – Talia Connolley

We have our winner! Congratulations to Talia Connolley from Rhode Island School of Design for securing the Red Carpet Green Dress prize to spend time with fashion house Vivienne Westwood in London.

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Thank you to ALL of our entrants for your patience in the selection. This took a little longer as the entries were simply too good and the Head of Couture at Westwood herself and the team at Westwood spent time going over each and every single one with so much detail to make sure the right selection was made. It was so hard, that is why it has taken so long. Thank you for your patience. We have an exciting partnership planned with all of our entrants, winners or not, which we will be sharing later this year so this is not the end of anything. However, in the interim, please join us in congratulating Talia for all of her hard work! Talia will join Vivienne Westwood later this year and we will keep you posted on how this develops.

Twelve-thousand years after the first woven cloth was created, Rhode Island School of Design student Talia Connelly was hunched over a wooden 4-harness loom threading her first cotton warp. She caught the “fiber arts” bug in high school after witnessing an indigo dye demonstration given by her chemistry teacher. Stay tuned to find out more about our winner!

Designing Change

Red Carpet Green Dress is a sustainable fashion design campaign, raising awareness about the global impact of the fashion industry on people and the planet.

The short video ‘Designing Change’ follows Suzy Amis Cameron’s Red Carpet Green Dress campaign from its inception with the Avatar press run in 2009 through to the recent Oscars ceremony in 2016, which saw Sophie Turner and Lily Cole walk the carpet as ambassadors. The video highlights the sustainable fashion journey—the pitfalls, challenges and creative solutions—as talented teams create red carpet-worthy dresses each year for ambassadors, such as Naomie Harris, Gina Rodriguez and Missi Pyle, to grace the Academy Awards’ red carpet. With design teams, sponsors, partners, students and experts alike, including the iconic Dame Vivienne Westwood, Penny Walsh and the Royal School of Needlework, the video showcases a committed network of fashion partners. Narrated by Campaign Director Samata Pattinson.

Directed by Brandon Hickman 
Produced by Brandon Hickman, Suzy Amis Cameron and Samata Pattinson

Win an Internship at Vivienne Westwood – deadline extended 

This year’s student competition element to the campaign will be held on the Red Carpet Green Dress website in collaboration with Vivienne Westwood’s London ­based fashion house. Vivienne Westwood’s Head of Couture, Brigitte Stepputtis, will be choosing one winner from the worldwide contest, open to anyone over the age of 18.

The winner will:
– Be flown over to London, UK and accommodated in the fashion capital of the UK (if based outside London)
– Have all expenses covered including food and transport
– Meet face to face meeting with Red Carpet Green Dress founder, and MUSE School co-founder, Suzy Amis Cameron
– Receive five one hour Skype sessions with the author of Fashion Designer’s Resource Book, designer and Red Carpet Green Dress Campaign Director Samata

Find out more here.

 

 

Red Carpet Green Dress Press 2016

Take a look at our fantastic coverage for 2016 here:
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Thank you to all the outlets that helped us to push this important message.

Red Carpet Green Dress 2016 looks revealed

Styled by Sandy Phan, Lily Cole wore a sustainable gown by Vivienne Westwood; the Delicate Bird of Paradise corseted gown has been constructed using an iridescent silver fabric created from melted down recycled plastic bottles. Sophie Turner wore Galvan, an ethical brand focusing on small batch production and committed to fair work treatment, alongside transparent and socially responsible business practices. Sophie Turner’s mint green crepe dress featured a boned corset and Swarovski crystal fabric detailing. The piece was based on a popular and classic silhouette the brand has produced before, and will continue to produce every season, in the spirit of slow fashion. All Galvan factories are routinely frequently to ensure a safe and fair work environment, alongside the fair work treatment of the brands manufacturers.

Social success for Red Carpet Green Dress 2016

Leaving for the Oscars ! Wearing a dress made of plastic bottles by Vivienne Westwood #rcgd

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Sophie Turner and Lily Cole to attend 88th Annual Academy Awards in support of Red Carpet Green Dress

Los Angeles, CA February 27, 2016 ­​Red Carpet Green Dress, sponsored by Earth Friendly Products, has confirmed acclaimed actress Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones, X Men Apocalypse), and actress Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Zero Theorem) to walk the red carpet at the 88th Annual Academy Awards® in support of the seventh year of Suzy Amis Cameron’s eco fashion campaign. Supported by global fashion brand Vivienne Westwood, Lily Cole will be wearing a couture gown designed by the fashion house, Sophie Turner will be wearing an ethically made gown from Galvan.

Of the partnership, Suzy Amis Cameron states “As sustainable fashion becomes more urgent, Red Carpet Green Dress is honored to partner with two rising stars, Sophie Turner and Lily Cole, showcasing that fashion can be humane, environmentally friendly, and absolutely stunning. We’re also thrilled and honored that the formidable Vivienne Westwood and her team are once again behind the scenes working fashion magic with us.”

This year’s student competition element to the campaign offers an internship, and is being held on the Red Carpet Green Dress website in collaboration with Vivienne Westwood’s London ­based fashion house. Vivienne Westwood’s Head of Couture, Brigitte Stepputtis, will be choosing one winner from the worldwide contest, running from February 27th to March 15th, 2016, and open to anyone over the age of 18. Entrants must submit their resume, sketches from their portfolio and to answer a brief question from Vivienne Westwood on the Red Carpet Green Dress website. All applicants must submit a $50.00 entrance fee, all of which will go directly to the Los Angeles based MUSE School CA, the non ­profit Amis Cameron co ­founded with her sister, Rebecca Amis.

Along with this internship of a lifetime, the winner will receive five one hour Skype mentorship sessions with the author of Fashion Designer’s Resource Book, designer, and Red Carpet Green Dress Campaign Director Samata Pattinson, as well as a face to face meeting with Red Carpet Green Dress founder, Suzy Amis Cameron. This year Red Carpet Green Dress’ title sponsor is Earth Friendly Products, maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent. Also, sponsoring the campaign is OKAPI.

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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 seventh year, the campaign was conceived by Suzy Amis Cameron during the press tour for husband James Cameron’s film Avatar. Her hope was 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 co­founded in Malibu Canyon.

About Vivienne Westwood: Vivienne Westwood began designing in 1971, and by the end of the 1970s, she was already considered a symbol of the British avant­garde. For Autumn/Winter 1981, Westwood showed her first catwalk presentation in London. In 1986, a radical change of direction moved Westwood away from street style and youth culture as she adopted more traditional Savile Row tailoring techniques. Since then, Westwood has received numerous accolades, continues to show in Paris, Milan and London, and is one of the most influential fashion designers in the world today. She uses the medium of her shows to talk about culture and politics, more specifically about the urgent need to act against climate change.

About Galvan: A desire for a new kind of evening wear – modern, clean, cool – lies at the heart of Galvan. Founded in 2014, the London ­based ready­-to-­wear brand is the brainchild of four women from the worlds of fashion and contemporary art: Anna­Christin Haas, Sola Harrison, Katherine Holmgren and Carolyn Hodler. Since its launch Galvan has quickly grown to become a favorite with celebrities, such as Sienna Miller and Jennifer Lawrence, and is sold through over 40 leading department stores and boutiques worldwide including Opening Ceremony, Bergdorf Goodman, and Neiman Marcus.

About Earth Friendly Products: Family owned and operated since 1967, Earth Friendly Products is the maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent, Baby ECOS™ cleaners and over 200 other environmentally friendly cleaners that are safer for people, pets and the planet. Made with plant-derived ingredients, ECOS™ cleaning products are thoughtfully sourced, free of formaldehyde and dyes, pH balanced, readily biodegradable, and never tested on animals.All Earth Friendly Products facilities are Zero Waste Platinum certified, diverting over 95% of their waste from landfills. ECOS™ cleaning products are available at selected major retailers throughout the U.S. and in over 60 countries. Learn more at www.ecos.com.

About MUSE School: Founded in 2006 by Suzy Amis Cameron and Rebecca Amis, MUSE School CA’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to live consciously with themselves, one another, and the planet. Through individual and passion based learning, MUSE students achieve academic excellence, learn self­ efficacy, exercise sustainability, and become compassionate global champions. As one of the greenest schools in the United States, MUSE supports spontaneous learning on both its campuses, enticing students from Early Childhood through High School to explore, create, discover and reflect. Online at www.museschool.org or on Twitter @MUSESchoolCA.

Earth Friendly Products is our title sponsor this year!

We are super excited to share that this year Red Carpet Green Dress’ title sponsor is Earth Friendly Products, maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent!

Family owned and operated since 1967, Earth Friendly Products is the maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent, Baby ECOS™ cleaners and over 200 other environmentally friendly cleaners that are safer for people, pets and the planet. Made with plant-derived ingredients, ECOS™ cleaning products are thoughtfully sourced, free of formaldehyde and dyes, pH balanced, readily biodegradable, and never tested on animals. As a primary manufacturer with five facilities in the U.S., Earth Friendly Products is committed to making green cleaning effective and affordable.

The company has received many awards for its innovations in safer green chemistry, including the U.S. EPA’s coveted Safer Choice Partner of the Year. Earth Friendly Products achieved carbon neutrality in 2013 through a series of major sustainability initiatives, including the switch to 100% renewable electricity, which saves over 53 million pounds of carbon dioxide annually. In addition, all Earth Friendly Products facilities are Zero Waste Platinum certified, diverting over 95% of their waste from landfills. ECOS™ cleaning products are available at selected major retailers throughout the U.S. and in over 60 countries. Learn more by visiting the official website here, and stay tuned to find out more about how we will be working together!

Manon Gabard, our winner from 2015 shares some words…

Manon Gabard‘s gown for Emmy winner Gina Rodriguez was a dazzling, vibrant blue made from 100% GOTS certified organic peace silk and dyed with low impact GOTS dye.  Her look was finished off with vintage Neil lane jewels, an Edie Parker clutch and shoes from Jimmy Choo. Here are some of her words about her Red Carpet Green Dress experience…

I have graduated ESMOD in Haute Couture section in June. Since last summer, I have been working in freelance. Recently, I designed some bags and sustainable silk dresses for a Parisian showroom –  ASCHMEDAÏ – it was a really successful partnership.

Then, I was assistant stylist for GEORGES RECH / APOSTROPHE, famous french brand, where I met a lot of people and learned another way to do fashion, ready to wear, which include a faster production process and another way to design products and patterns, more with head, less with heart.

I am actually searching for inspiration and opportunities abroad. I want to leave my lovely Paris for a short while. L.A. and obviously RCGD gave me international ambitions, so I am going to explore Shanghaï and Australia soon and for a few months. I am so thankful and wistful for the love and support of Suzy and Samata. They helped me to believe in my talent and opened my mind about sustainable fashion.

Visit Manon’s official website here.

 

Suzy Amis Cameron’s Personal Website is live

12274256_1164064590287959_7383119513494826029_nA noted environmental advocate, founder, and mother of five, Suzy Amis Cameron is committed to the principles of sustainability in all aspects of our lives. In particular, she is focused on reducing our ecological footprint through plant-based eating. Nine years ago, she cofounded MUSE School to prepare young people to live consciously with themselves, one another and the planet. Find out more about our founder here. You can find Suzy Amis Cameron on Twitter too.

James Cameron, Suzy Amis Cameron Unveil ‘Solar Sun Flowers’ Project

It’s official our founder and her husband rock!

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James Cameron, Suzy Amis Cameron Unveil ‘Solar Sun Flowers’ Project – Five are installed at the MUSE School CA campus, where they are expected to power about 90 percent of on-site energy needs.“My incredible husband really knows how to give a girl a bouquet of flowers,” Suzy Amis-Cameron said of James Cameron, who designed Solar Sun Flowers for her as a gift when she was seeking a way to bring renewable energy to MUSE School CA, which she co-founded with a mission around sustainability.

Five were recently installed on the 22-acre Malibu Canyon campus and are generating roughly 300 kilowatt hours per day, with expectations to offset the non-profit school’s power usage between 75 percent and 90 percent — possibly 100 percent at times — depending on available daylight. And the patent-pending design will next be available, free and open-source, to encourage wider use.

For full article on The Hollywood Reporter click here.

Jason DeCaires Taylor

We are still on cloud nine over the generous auction donation of artist Jason DeCaires Taylor. In case you did not see it, here is a video of the donation right here and some stunning images, also captured below. Bid on the auction piece, valued at $50,ooo through Charity Buzz here.

 

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The generous donation, which will benefit MUSE School CA, includes a set of three large limited edition prints signed by Jason. Examples of these can be seen here.

The donation also includes a weekend in Lanzarote to be cast as a sculpture and become part of the Eco Art installation. The package will include a studio visit, meeting with Jason and a series of photo’s of the sculpture when submerged. There will be two casts so that this could be bought by a couple. The prize will also include two night’s accommodation at a top hotel on the island and is valued at $50K. For more about the artist click here. To enquire into bidding on the piece contact info@luxandeco.com.

Lookbook Feature

Lookbook, the number one source of fashion inspiration from real people around the world, writes up the Pre-Oscar Celebration. Founded in 2008, LOOKBOOK is the original user-generated & community-curated gallery showcasing do-it-yourself fashion photography from everyday people, everywhere. Have a read of Gloria Tran’s write-up about our event here

The LOOKBOOK community, its content and its members have garnered the attention of numerous publications around the world, including InStyle, LA Times, The New York Times, Businessweek and more. As of 2015, LOOKBOOK has over 2.2 million registered members.

Gina Rodriguez and Jake McDorman Hit The Oscar Carpet For Suzy Amis Cameron’s Red Carpet Green Dress

Los Angeles, CA, February 22, 2015 – Gina Rodriguez and Jake McDorman have hit the red carpet at the 87th Annual Academy Awards® in support of the sixth year of Suzy Amis Cameron’s eco-fashion campaign, Red Carpet Green Dress.  Rodriguez dazzled in a vibrant blue gown designed by womenswear winner Manon Gabard, while McDorman wears the campaign’s tuxedo, the creation of menswear category winner Tingting Chen.  Both Gabard and Chen are fashion students at ESMOD-ISEM in Paris.

Rogriguez’s gown is made from 100% GOTS certified organic peace silk and dyed with low impact GOTS dye.  Her look is finished off with vintage Neil lane jewels, an Edie Parker clutch and shoes from Jimmy Choo.

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McDorman’s tuxedo is comprised of dead-stock 100% wool, lining made of dead-stock 100% GOTS certified organic peace silk, and trim of peace silk dyed with logwood.  He’s wearing a vegan shoe from Moo Shoes called The Innovator, a shirt by EKOCYCLE™ and hemp boxers

Gabard and Chen were both mentored by Jeff Garner, an American designer best known for his use of hand-loomed, plant-dyed, red carpet designs which boast natural fabrics such as hemp, flax, dupioni silk, spitafield silk, and organic cotton. A regular at London Fashion Week, Garner has designed red carpet looks for the likes of Cameron Diaz, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Sheryl Crow through his label, Prophetik.

“After all the hard work, it’s really fun to watch our actors step onto the most important red carpet of the year in our gorgeous and sustainable designs”, declares Amis Cameron.  “The more attention we get, the more awareness we’re creating about protecting our environment, our children and their future.”  When Amis founded Red Carpet Green Dress in 2009, she had two goals in mind — to help raise funds for MUSE School CA, a non-profit educational organization that Amis Cameron co-founded with her sister, Rebecca Amis, in Calabasas, CA, and to draw attention to the importance of consuming fashion more consciously.

To help drive that message home, an eco-collaboration with the LA-based, sustainably-minded brand Reformation was unveiled at the campaign’s pre-Oscar bash at Chateau Marmont on Thursday.  Entitled No Red Carpet Needed, the collection is comprised of six dresses loosely inspired by gowns that previously represented the campaign at the Oscars.  It’s currently available in Reformation’s Los Angeles and New York City boutiques, as well as online at www.thereformation.com.

This year’s campaign is sponsored by Audi and Lux & Eco. Additional support was provided by the generous donation of work by artist Jason Decaires Taylor. Proceeds generated by Red Carpet Green Dress continue to benefit MUSE School CA, a non-profit educational organization that Amis Cameron co-founded with her sister, Rebecca Amis, in Calabasas, CA.

The 2nd Annual Red Carpet Green Dress Pre-Oscar Celebration

Los Angeles, CA, February 20, 2014 – Suzy Amis Cameron hosted an unforgettable pre-Oscar soiree at the Chateau Marmont last night to celebrate the sixth year of her eco-fashion campaign Red Carpet Green Dress. American Sniper actor Jake McDorman, who will wear this year’s winning tuxedo design to the Oscars on Sunday, reveled with Amis Cameron, James Cameron, Maggie Grace, and past campaign participant Missi Pyle. Also on hand were Maggie Grace, Samata Pattinson, this year’s contest winners Manon Gabard and Tingting Chen, both fashion students at ESMOD-ISEM in Paris.

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Guest sipped Veev cocktails while perusing designs from the Red Carpet Green Dress eco-collaboration with Reformation. Titled No Red Carpet Needed, the collection is comprised of six dresses loosely inspired by previous Oscar gowns from the campaign. The collection is currently available in Reformation’s Los Angeles and New York City boutiques, as well as the online store at www.thereformation.com.

This year’s campaign is sponsored by Audi and Lux & Eco. NMS Properties, Veev Spirits and Earth Friendly Products also contributed to last night’s event. Additional support was provided by the generous donation of work from artist Jason DeCaires Taylor, which was part of the silent auction that also included stays at Oxygen Jungle Villas and Tabacon Hot Springs Resort, two of Costa Rica’s most prized eco-luxury resorts, along with an organic couples spa experience from New York City’s Setai Wall Street, and a package from Exhale Spa in Santa Monica, California.

“Coming together with friends and supporters of Red Carpet Green Dress, toasting our sixth year and highlighting our collaboration with Reformation made for a special evening”, adds Amis Cameron. “I’d like to send a big thank you to our sponsors and to everyone involved!!”

“Celebrating with everyone committed to the mission behind Red Carpet Green Dress was really inspiring and unveiling our collaboration with Reformation was a big highlight,” added Amis Cameron. “Thank you very much to our sponsors.” Proceeds generated by Red Carpet Green Dress continue to benefit MUSE School CA, a non-profit educational organization that Amis Cameron co-founded with her sister, Rebecca Amis, in Calabasas, CA.

For more information, please visit www.RedCarpetGreenDress.com.

Suzy Amis Cameron’s collaboration with Reformation

Suzy Amis Cameron announced a collaboration between her eco-fashion campaign, Red Carpet Green Dress, and the sustainably-minded, LA-based brand Reformation today in Los Angeles. The collection, titled No Red Carpet Needed, is comprised of six dresses loosely inspired by previous Oscar gowns from Red Carpet Green Dress and will be exhibited at the 2nd Annual Red Carpet Green Dress Pre-Oscar Celebration on Thursday, February 19th at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.

Suzy Amis Cameron with campaign director, Samata Pattinson (left) and Kathleen Talbot from Reformation (right)

The gowns are named after previous Red Carpet Green Dress winners and team members – Suzy, Jillian, Samata, Val, Alice and Cali.a collaboration with Reformation, the uber-cool brand worn by the likes of Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Karlie Kloss. Reformation will donate 25% of No Red Carpet Needed sales to MUSE School CA, the same organization that benefits from all proceeds generated by Red Carpet Green Dress. Read more

Red Carpet Green Dress and LA-Based Brand Reformation Launch Capsule Collection of Dresses

Suzy Amis Cameron is proud to announce a collaboration between her eco-fashion campaign, Red Carpet Green Dress, and the sustainably-minded, LA-based brand Reformation.  The collection, titled No Red Carpet Needed, is comprised of six dresses loosely inspired by previous Oscar gowns from Red Carpet Green Dress and will be exhibited at the 2nd Annual Red Carpet Green Dress Pre-Oscar Celebration on Thursday, February 19th at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.

Reformation will donate 25% of No Red Carpet Needed sales to MUSE School CA, the same organization that benefits from all proceeds generated by Red Carpet Green Dress.  MUSE School CA is a non-profit educational organization that Amis Cameron co-founded with her sister, Rebecca Amis, in Calabasas, CA.

“Red Carpet Green Dress is honored for the opportunity to showcase our designs at the Academy Awards, the most important red carpet of the year”, explains Amis Cameron.  “My intention behind this is to highlight the importance of consuming more conscious fashion, and partnering with an incredible brand like Reformation creates a tangible way to continue pushing that message forward.”

Reformation’s design team, with input from Amis Cameron, aimed to create more wearable versions of the campaign’s red carpet gowns that would transition effortlessly from day to night with a focus on classic silhouettes that could easily remain in wardrobe rotation for years to come.  Each of the six styles – named for Suzy and past winners of Red Carpet Green Dress – range in pricing from $68 – $328 and will each be offered in two color ways including navy, burgundy, black, brown and light pink.

Suzy, Jillian, Samata, Val, Alice and Cali dresses were cut and sewn in Reformation’s factory in downtown Los Angeles using the most eco-friendly and pro-social practices available.  Employed in the designs were one knit, which was developed for Reformation at a mill in Los Angeles, and three variations of viscose, which were developed by sustainable partners of the brand in India and China.

View the entire collection below and shop Reformation!

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Additional fabric details are as follows:

Eco Knit — is made with 88% Tencel and 12% spandex.  Tencel is made from biodegradable, renewable, sustainably harvested wood pulp. It’s manufactured in a closed-loop system, which means all excess materials get reused.  The fabric was dyed by dye house Bluesign – certified for reducing waste and toxicity – and finished locally in Los Angeles.

Viscose Crepe — is 100% Viscose.  It’s woven, dyed and finished in a Reformation sustainable partner mill in India, which has been audited by a third party to help them move past compliance and invest in their own sustainability programs. The mill is free of harmful substances such as heavy metals, dyes and formaldehydes.

Viscose Ghost — is 57% Lenzing Viscose and 43% rayon. This Viscose is manufactured by the Austrian company Lenzing, which sources trees from verified sustainably-managed forests and recycles any chemicals and waste products that result from the production process.  It is woven, dyed and finished in a sustainable partner mill in China which has also been audited by a third-party.  The mill is free of harmful substances such as heavy metals, dyes and formaldehydes.

Viscose GGT — is 100% Viscose.  It’s woven, dyed and finished in a Reformation sustainable partner mill in India, which has been audited by a third party to help them move past compliance and invest in their own sustainability programs. The yarns are OEKO-TEX & REACH certified, so they are free of harmful substances such as heavy metals, dyes and formaldehyde.

After founding Reformation in 2009, Yael Aflalo, a renegade in the world of sustainable fashion, has quickly proven that fast fashion, sustainability and local manufacturing can co-exist in a beautiful way.  The brand’s sewing factory, the first sustainable one in the U.S., is powered exclusively by renewable energy and utilizes three sources of fabrics: rescued deadstock fabrics, re-purposed vintage clothing, and eco-friendly materials.  It’s no surprise that an impressive celebrity following – which includes Taylor Swift, Karlie Kloss and Rihanna – has been drawn to Reformation’s effortlessly cool and chic silhouettes that celebrate the feminine figure.

The No Red Carpet Needed collection will be available in Reformation’s Los Angeles and New York City boutiques, as well as the online store at www.thereformation.com.