Emma Watson looked dazzling at walking the red carpet at this year’s Met Gala, and by the looks of it, you’d never know that she was wearing trash. The Harry Potter star is hoping to make a powerful statement to the fashion industry by supporting sustainable fashion. She worked closely with Calvin Klein and Eco Age to create the black and white gown.
She explains on Facebook:
The body of the gown is crafted from three different fabrics, all woven from yarns made from recycled plastic bottles (!). Plastic is one of the biggest pollutants on the planet. Being able to repurpose this waste and incorporate it into my gown for the #MetGala proves the power that creativity, technology and fashion can have by working together.
Each and every part of this beautiful gown has been produced with sustainability in mind, even the components that you can’t see. The zippers on the gown are made from recycled materials and the inner bustier has been crafted from organic cotton. Conventional cotton is one of the highest impact crops, using more chemicals than any other crop in the world. Organic cotton on the other hand, is grown without the use of the most harmful chemicals and is therefore better for the environment and people working with cotton. The organic silk used in the lining of my gown is certified to a standard that guarantees the highest environmental and social standards throughout production. It is my intention to repurpose elements of the gown for future use. The trousers can be worn on their own, as can the bustier, the train can be used for a future red carpet look… I’m looking forward to experimenting with this. Truly beautiful things should be worn again and again and again. #30wears
I hope you like it! The ultimate #30Wears! #MetGala2016
A video about the design after the jump…