In a fashion first, iconic brand Calvin Klein embraced the Green Carpet Challenge® (GCC®), creating three stunning looks for the Met Gala 2016, using the GCC Principles for Sustainable Excellence. Emma Watson,Lupita Nyong’o and Margot Robbie wore Calvin Klein Collection for the GCC.
Founder of the Green Carpet Challenge, Livia Firth, continued to challenge herself by pledging to re-wear all her past GCC gowns – launching this new initiative on the red carpet at the Met Gala.
Emma Watson in Calvin Klein Collection for The Green Carpet Challenge
Emma’s look is made from Newlife fabric, a unique yarn engineered from used plastic bottles sourced, processed and spun into yarns exclusively in Italy. Every element of the look has been considered from an ethical and aesthetic perspective- including the lining crafted from organic silk and cotton, and even down to the zippers which are made from recycled plastic.
Emma didn’t stop at her own look, she also challenged the team at Calvin Klein to incorporate sustainable elements into the looks for Margot Robbie and Lupita Nyong’o (that were already in production). Calvin Klein were delighted to accept the challenge and worked closely with Eco-Age to make all looks for The Met Gala as sustainable as possible, reflecting the ethos of the GCC and celebrating the theme ManusxMachina.
Margot Robbie in Calvin Klein Collection for The Green Carpet Challenge
Margot’s optical white strapless dress with cutouts is made from a silk fabric woven in Italy. Margot’s dress is lined in organic silk and has zippers made from recycled materials.
Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein Collection for The Green Carpet Challenge
Lupita’s jade sequin dress with velvet straps was assembled entirely in Calvin Klein’s New York atelier. The Calvin Klein Collection design team created the intricate details and spent hours in-house on the embroidery and understructure of the dress. The dress is a celebration of craftsmanship and truly reflects the theme ManusxMachina.
Livia Firth re-purposes gown for The Green Carpet Challenge
This dip hemmed gown by designer Henrietta Ludgate was created out of end-of-the-line, up-cycled duchess silk. This gown was first worn by Livia in 2013 at the Winter Whites Gala, held at Kensington Palace.
Cameron Diaz, Emily Blunt, Colin and Livia Firth have all worn Green Carpet Challenge looks to the Met Gala.