BELLE OF THE BALL
Every element of Watson’s gown was considered from an “ethical and aesthetic perspective,” according to Firth and company, from the garment’s lining, which was crafted from organic silk and cotton, to the recycled-plastic zippers.
“Tonight, the stunning Emma on the red carpet at the Met Ball in a look crafted by the incredible team at Calvin Klein,” wrote Sarah Slutsky, Watson’s stylist, on her Instagram page. “With the help of Eco-Age, this five-piece look is created from three fabrics woven from yarns all made from recycled plastic bottles.”
“Plastic is one of the biggest pollutants; being able to turn this waste into a high-quality material is a real success story,” she continued, before referring to Firth’s philosophy of wearing a garment at least 30 times. “Also this beautiful look was designed with the intention to be re-purposed for future use; the pants can be worn on their own, the train can be used for another red carpet—the ultimate #30Wears!”
But that’s not all Watson did. The UN Women Goodwill Ambassador also convinced the team at Calvin Klein to incorporate sustainable components into the gowns of fellow thespians Margot Robbie and Lupita Nyong’o, despite the fact that they were already in the middle of production.
Robbie’s optical-white strapless dress with cutouts was lined with organic silk and given zippers made from recycled materials, while Oscar winner Nyong’o’s jade sequin gown was assembled in its entirety in Calvin Klein’s New York atelier.
The reigning “Queen of the Green Carpet” maintained her own “30 wears” rule: She first wore the frock at the Winter Whites Gala, held at Kensington Palace in London, in 2013.
Magical? We think so.
Tonight, the stunning @EmmaWatson on the #RedCarpet at the Met Ball in a look crafted by the incredible team at @Calvinklein. With the help of @ecoage this 5 piece look is created from 3 fabrics woven from yarns all made from recycled plastic bottles. Plastic is one of the biggest pollutants – being able to turn this waste into a high quality material is a real success story. Also this beautiful look was designed with the intention to be repurposed for future use; the pants can be worn on their own, the train can be used for another red carpet – the ultimate #30Wears! #MetGala2016 Makeup: @therealdotti Hair: @visapyyapy
@EmmaWatson didn’t stop at her own #GreenCarpetChallenge look, she also challenged the team at @CalvinKlein to incorporate sustainable elements into the dresses for @MargotRobbie and @LupitaNyongo (that were already in production). Calvin Klein were delighted to accept the challenge and worked closely with Eco-Age to make all looks for The Met Gala as sustainable as possible, reflecting the ethos of the GCC and celebrating the theme #ManusxMachina #SustainableFashion #MetGala #MetBall