The theme, 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination'. Welcome to the Met Gala 2018 where hundreds of beautiful celebs graced the steps of the Met New York on Monday evening.
With countless standout outfits (and some who completely missed the mark) we've swept through the lot and chosen our favourite eco-friendly looks from this years event. They aren't all jaw dropping wow dresses but we think these celebrities who used the red carpet as a platform to make an important statement about sustainable fashion deserve a pat on the back. Here are our top 5 stand out eco-friendly looks of the evening
Solange Knowles in Iris Van Herpen’s Fall 2012 Couture Collection
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The winning eco-friendly look for us was Solange Knowles in a glossy, black architectural dress from Iris van Herpen’s Fall 2012 couture collection, which she finished off with a black do-rag and an angelic circular headpiece. Iris is known for using alternative materials like recycled plastic, and cutting-edge technologies such as zero-waste 3D printing, to create her stunning and inspiring futuristic garments. It’s amazing to see a huge celebrity status like Solange supporting Iris and her important and innovative work. We hope to see more of this kind of support on the red carpet in the future!
Miley Cyrus, Paris Jackson and Stella McCartney in Stella McCartney
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This technically classifies as three looks, but we don’t know which look we like best! All three stars made a sustainable fashion statement dressed in Stella McCartney dresses. McCartney, in our eyes, is the queen of sustainable fashion and was doing sustainable fashion before ethical fashion was even cool. She has been championing sustainability with her fashion line since 2001 and regularly uses her platform to advocate issues surrounding fashion and its impact on the environment. In her own words on the red carpet at this year’s Met Gala - “You can be stylish and sustainable at the same time!” Which she proves alongside starlets, Miley and Paris, to be very true! Check the ladies on the carpet here by Vogue.
Gisele Bündchen in Versace
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After announcing earlier this year that they will stop using animal fur in their designs, Versace created a custom-made, 100% eco-friendly dress for Gisele Bündchen to wear at this year’s Met Gala. The Versace dress is made from GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified silk and cotton. We are looking forward to seeing more innovative and green looks in the future from Versace.
Kim Kardashian in vintage Versace
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Kim Kardashian channelled that 90’s supermodel look in her Met Gala assemble this year. Yet another Versace piece that made it onto our list, however this time vintage! And nothing screams eco-friendly more than a well looked after vintage piece. The stunning gold dress with cross detail was perfect for this year’s religious theme.
Livia Firth in a Giambattista Valli dress
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And our final favourite look was worn by Livia Firth who founded the Green Carpet Challenge as part of Eco-Age. Eco- Age is a brand consultancy helping fashion businesses incorporate sustainable practices. Many celebrities participated in the challenge at the Met Gala this year as seen above by wearing and re-wearing eco-friendly looks. This year, Firth wore a Giambattista Valli dress made from Taroni silk. Taroni was chosen for its pledge to sustainability and responsible production and was a brand that was recognised at The Green Carpet Fashion Awards Italia 2017 - winning the coveted Sustainable Producer award. Firth also re-wore Roger Vivier shoes and a clutch from the ethical brand, Kayu. You can find out more about Eco Age here.