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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.

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FUTURE FASHION

“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.”

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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.