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While we’re sure there won’t be any shortage of statement-making gowns on this year’s Met Gala red carpet (as well as some questionably offensive choices, no doubt), Livia Firth will be wearing a custom-made ensemble that makes an entirely different kind of statement.
The founder of sustainable fashion consultancy agency Eco-Age.com will be rocking an Antonio Berardi dress specially crafted from Newlife yarns, a material created from recycled plastic bottles. The activist, who will arrive on the arm of husband Colin Firth, is wearing the creation as part of her Green Carpet Challenge, an initiative she launched in 2010 to promote sustainable and ethichal fashions on the red carpet.
According to WWD, Berardi — who has collaborated with Firth on previous eco-friendly projects — gave a “Chinese twist” to a dramatic gown that he made for Firth in 2012. She told the trade that the Met Gala, “has a special place in my heart, as it is where we truly unlock all the potential and creativity of the Green Carpet Challenge.”
Firth posted an Instagram of Berardi’s sketch showing the gown’s double train, tassels, and incredible embroidered detail with the caption, “So excited! Thank u @officialberardi for desigining my stunning #GreenCarpetChallenge gown for Monday’s #MetBall.”
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