A-listers flocked together this week for the 2016 Met Gala, showcasing their glamourous futuristic gowns for the”Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology themed event in New York. Behind the scenes, founder of Green Carpet Challenge, Livia Firth, had been working hard to put ethical style on the map for the star studded bash. Taking the challenge this year was Margot Robbie, Lupita Nyongo and Emma Watson, who all wore floor length gowns designed specially by Calvin Klein.
Watson’s monochrome design was made from Newlife Fabric, sourced in Italy, and made from recycled plastic bottles, which are spun into yarns. Every aspect of the dress is sustainable, and even the zippers are made from recycled plastic.
Robbie’s cutout strapless white number is made from Italian silk fabric and lined with organic silk. As with Watson’s gown, the zipper is also made from recycled plastic.
In a celebration of true craftsmanship, Nyong’o’s shimmering jade sequin couture design was pieced together in Calvin Klein’s New York based atelier, taking hours of hand embroidering to complete. Her pom pom up do was the icing on the cake to showcase her futuristic fun side.
Livia Firth made a pledge to re-wear all her red carpet GCC gowns, wearing a pearl toned and belted Henrietta Ludgate design.