The Artist’s Missi Pyle stepped out onto the 84th Academy Awards red carpet in a gorgeous and entirely eco-friendly gown. The dress, created from “peace silk” and organic chiffon, was hand-dyed with natural mineral pigments in an OSHA-approved facility, used lining made of recycled polyester, and featured re-purposed zippers.
Venezuelan-born and Miami-based designer, Valentina Deflino was one of hundreds across the globe who submitted sketches to “Red Carpet Green Dress,” a sustainable couture design competition launched by Suzy Amis Cameron in 2009.
“It’s really about bringing awareness to the fact that we can be kind to the planet and still wear something really gorgeous,” Cameron says about the project, “and to then take that a step further, for people to think about the carbon footprint of their everyday clothes.”
Previous winners include Jillian Granz and Samata Angel.