Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) celebrity partner, actress Danielle Macdonald, from the Oscar nominated short film SKIN, shined as she arrived at the 91st Academy Awards ® wearing a custom red tulle draped sleeve overlay gown made by CFDA fashion designer, Christian Siriano.
Danielle Macdonald and her gown
The gown is made up of a red cotton crepe vegetable dyed fabric. Siriano used recycled tulle for the sleeves and minimal waste for the skirt and top.
“I’ve had some incredible red carpet moments in my career but I’m particularly excited about this design as it has the potential to change the world,” says Siriano. “I want to show people that eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable fashion can also be beautiful.”
To qualify as a RCGD eco-conscious garment, each piece must either be made from sustainable materials, including organic, recycled or repurposed fibers. Other features include using hand-made detailing or incorporating natural dye processing, with a dedicated focus on minimal negative impact on the environment, and environmentally and socially responsible design.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of RCGD, and in honor of this, the sustainable criteria will be overseen by Good On You, a new partner of RCGD. Good On You is the world’s leading rating system on ethical and sustainable fashion to assist people in making positive shopping choices–all delivered through an accessible app.
Amis Cameron launched RCGD back in 2009, with the intention to create awareness for the importance of sustainable practices in fashion. Each year, RCGD works with international designers to create sustainable evening-wear to showcase during the Academy Awards®.
Also supporting the sustainable lifestyle are RCGD 2019 partners TESLA, Absolut Elyx and AKA West Hollywood,a vibrant destination featuring exquisite residences designed for long stay comfort. It is because of their help along with annual contests that financial security can be provided to MUSE School CA. MUSE School CA is an environmental non-profit educational organization Amis Cameron founded in Calabasas, Calif. with her sister Rebecca Amis. This assistance enables students to access a transformative educational experience.
MUSE School CA ensures smaller class sizes, personalized instruction and learning practices; all set within an inspiring and beautiful campus. Through these key elements, MUSE School CA paves the way in creating leaders of the future. For more information, go to www.museschool.org.