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Emma Watson and Livia Firth weren’t the only ones stumping for sustainable fashion at the Met Gala in New York City on Sunday. In a sartorial nod to Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s latest exhibit, Pixels star Michelle Monaghan wore a ruffled vegan-leather ensemble embellished with sequins made from recycled beer cans. “It’s a completely ethical, vegan look, and made in New York, made by hand,” Karla Welch, Monaghan’s stylist, told Vanity Fair. Custom-made by local designer Rosie Assoulin, the dress draws upon the show’s vision of the future for inspiration, albeit one based on hope rather than dystopian despair.
“The top was embroidered by hand locally in NYC and is made of machine-made recycled aluminum cans,” Assoulin shared on her Instagram page. “And the skirt is vegan pleather and has zip-off tiers! The future of fashion indeed methinks, me hopes.”
The dress even boasts a hidden function: the voluminous floor-length skirt zips off to create a shorter, party-ready frock.
“It’s very efficient, and it’s really fun, and it’s super-stunning,” Welch said.
We’ll drink to that.
Kiss kiss ! bang bang ! We Loved making this look for @realmonaghan almost as much as we love MICHELLE ,Who was styled by the ???????raddest @karlawelchstylist ! The top was embroidered by hand LOCALLY in nyc and Is made of machine made RECYCLED aluminum cans and the skirt is VEGAN pleather and has zip-off tiers ! The future of fashion indeed me thinks, me hopes…. The beautiful earrings are made by @roxanneassoulin using @swarovski crystal and bag is by @edie_parker !#michellemonaghan #metgala #manusxmachina