2018: Elie Saab, Ermenegildo Zegna Couture & Vivienne Westwood
In 2018, Zoey Deutch stunned onlookers in an Elie Saab archival gown with vintage details. The archive piece was 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.
Lakeith Stanfield wore an ethical tuxedo by Ermenegildo Zegna Couture to support the campaign made from a navy Tussah 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.
Fashion icon Camila Alves McConaughey took a stand for sustainability this afternoon when she arrived to the 90th Academy Awards® in a classic Vivienne Westwood archival gown in support of Suzy Amis Cameron’s RCGD Global (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.