Laura Harrier Ruled The Oscars Red Carpet In A Handcrafted Gown

by: Well Made Clothes Staff | 2 months ago | News

Image: Laura Harrier at the 2019 Oscars. Image source.

While responsible fashion is still far from the norm at high profile celebrity events, initiatives like Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) are gradually helping to change this culture. And with the 2019 Academy Awards taking place in Los Angeles earlier this week, we were pleased to see Laura Harrier step out in a beautiful custom-made gown by Louis Vuitton.

As an ambassador for RCGD, the BlacKkKlansman actress went to great lengths to ensure that her responsible outfit would be a testament to traditional handcraftsmanship. According to RCGD's website, artisans spent 450 hours hand-embroidering glass beads and Swarovski crystal shards and sequins onto Harrier's dress, which was made of Taroni S.p.a. crepe silk, certified by the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS).

Image: a close up of the GOTS-certified gown. Image source.

Harrier’s light-blue creation followed the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX – a global testing and certification system for textiles and accessories – and it was a show-stopping testament to the impact of handcrafted design. In our humble opinion, the actress totally ruled the Oscars red carpet this year. “It's been an incredible ride,” she said ahead of the awards. “The fact that I am not only going as part of a nominated film but also a representative of Red Carpet Green Dress is a dream come true.”

It has been ten years since environmentalist and former actress Suzy Amis Cameron first founded Red Carpet Green Dress – an initiative which challenges designers to create sustainable fashion for celebrities to wear to red carpet events. And we hope that its influence will only continue to grow, as more celebrities become aware of their personal fashion footprint.

Image: Laura Harrier at the 2019 Oscars. Image source.

Via Green Matters

 

 

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