Here's the honest truth: I didn't actually watch the Oscars and I largely don't care about this award show for a variety of reasons. However, I cannot resist the fashion! I am so excited to report that there were some beautiful sustainable pieces walking into the Dolby Theater this weekend. While many captivating dresses and suits graced the red carpet, it's hard to beat a gorgeous outfit that didn't cause harm on its way to the show. Shout out to the individuals who made a difference with fashion this Oscars 2018!
Rita Moreno played Anita in the movie West Side Story and won an Oscar for her performance in 1962. This year the academy asked her back to present an award and she decided to play the nostalgia card. Moreno wore the same dress that she sported when accepting her Academy Award over 50 years ago! With a few adjustments, and updated accessories, Moreno made a very fashionable statement without having to buy a new dress.
It wouldn't be a post on eco fashion without the mention of the sustainable queen Emma Watson. She opted for a Ralph Lauren dress "from the archives" and a #timesup temporary tattoo for the Vanity Fair after party. To get full details on her head-to-toe ethical look go to her new Instagram account "The Press Tour", dedicated to eco fashion.
It baffles me a bit that new red carpet dresses are made every year when there are so many dazzling vintage gowns to be worn. I hope to see a lot more of vintage styles in the future.
While Moreno and Watson went for a real throwback, Faye Dunaway and Tiffany Haddish kept it a little more current. Dunaway repeated her outfit from last year, in a nod to the second chance for her and Warren Beatty to present the best picture award. Joining Dunaway in this #30wears-friendly activity was Haddish, who changed into a dress to present an award with Maya Rudolph which she had already worn two times publicly. Haddish first wore the gown to the premiere of her most recent movie Girls Trip, then again on SNL, and lastly on the Dolby Theater stage. Each time she accessorized a little differently to make the piece feel new and she is no doubt getting the most bang for her buck. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
Red Carpet Green Dress
Some Oscar goers took a more official approach to eco fashion and represented Red Carpet Green Dress at the award show. Lakeith Stanfield, Camila Alves, and Zoey Deutch all rocked sustainable outfits on Sunday, proving that style does not have to be sacrificed for conscious clothing. Amis Cameron founded RCGD in 2009 and has grown awareness of the importance of eco fashion immensely since then. Along with this movement, Liv Firth's company EcoAge has been holding Green Carpet Fashion Awards over the last couple of years. The ceremonies are held to acknowledge designers for their progressive and innovative work! Love it.