GCFA, Italia 2019: All The Green Carpet Fashion Award Winners 2019

By Kelly Green

Discover who won what at this year’s glittering Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia 2019:


Last night in Milan, fashion and entertainment's finest gathered at the iconic Teatro alla Scala for the third edition of the Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia, hosted by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana in collaboration with Eco-Age.

Kicking off the evening in true Hollywood style, guests including Adut Akech, Jon Kortajarena, Stella McCartney, Dame Anna Wintour, Valentino Garavani, Sophia Loren, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Colin Firth, Shailene Woodley, Barbara Palvin, Elsa Hosk, Amber Valletta, Candice Swanepoel, Eric Underwood, Sinead Burke, Olivia Palermo, Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed, Pixie Geldof, Jess Glynne, Kat Graham, Lea T and Toni Garrn descended upon Milan’s La Scala to celebrate and award the changemakers, disruptors, forward thinkers and organisations that are shaping the fashion industry and steering it towards a sustainable future.

Guests walked the carpet before enjoying a champagne reception in the La Scala Square garden, which was designed by the award’s creative director and American Vogue’s international editor at large, Hamish Bowles. This year’s sustainable green carpet covered Piazza La Scala using more than 2,000 square metres of ECONYL ® regenerated nylon. Created from rescued fishing nets and other nylon waste, the carpet provided the backdrop for the event, and following the awards will be recycled or repurposed.

All plants and flowers used in the production of the event will donated to the City of Milan and re-planted after the awards. 

The star-studded ceremony saw 12 awards being presented to recipients including Valentino Garavani, founder of Valentino, who was presented with The GCFA Legacy Award; Stella McCartney, who was awarded the The GCFA Groundbreaker Award; and model Doutzen Kroes, who was presented with the Social Media Changemaker award for using her platform for activism.


The CNMI Talent Competition winner of The Franca Sozzani GCC Award for best emerging designer was also announced as Flavia La Rocca.

Find out who all the winners were below:


2019 Winners

The GCFA Legacy Award - Valentino Garavani

The GCFA Groundbreaker Award - Stella McCartney 

The Social Media Changemaker Award - Doutzen Kroes

The Franca Sozzani GCFA Award for Best Emerging Designer - Flavia La Rocca 

The GCFA Visionary Award - Francois Henri-Pinault, chairman and CEO of Kering Group

The Eco Stewardship Award - The Association of Venetian Gondoliers 

The GCFA Circular Economy Award - Healthy Seas 

The CMNI in Recognition of Sustainability Award - Max Mara and Zegna

The GCFA Award for Technology and Innovation - SprintItaly and SICIT

The Responsible Disruption Award -  I Was a Sari

The GCFA North Star Award -  NYU Stern Centre for Business and Human Rights and The Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion

The Art of Craftsmanship Award - Pino Grasso 

All photos by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Eco-Age.

Watch all the highlights from this year's awards.

Read more about this year's Legacy Award winner Valentino.

Watch as Livia Firth travels to Venice to meet the famous gondoliers and learn more about their iconic uniforms.

Meet all the finalists of the 2019 Green Carpet Talent Competition, and what the judges thought of the designs.

See all of last year's winners.


GCFA, Italia 2019: All The Green Carpet Fashion Award Winners 2019