“It's a privilege to walk the carpet in a designer gown constructed with eco-friendly, sustainable materials," says Harrier.
Model and actress Laura Harrier has shown that beauty is not only skin deep with her choice to go green on this year's red carpet.
For the event in question, Harrier opted for a princess moment, courtesy of both Louis Vuitton and the Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) initiative – she arrived at the ceremony wearing a bespoke, ethical gown by Louis Vuitton in support of the initiative, started by James and Suzy Cameron.
Formed in 2009, the RCGD takes aim to enlist A-list celebrities and fashion design companies to promote stylish, environmentally-friendly wardrobe options to be worn on the red carpet; previous greenly-dressed celebrities have included Naomie Harris and Lakeith Stanfield.
According to W, to qualify as an eco-conscious gown, each piece must either be made from sustainable materials, including organic, recycled, or repurposed fibres.
Harrier's dress was made in Vuitton's Paris atelier and crafted out of blue crepe silk certified by the Global Organic Textile Standards.
As for dress details, the 28-year-old sparkled in Swarovski crystal shards and glass beads that meet Oeko-Tex environmental design standards – a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used.
Examples of articles that can be certified: raw and dyed/finished yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, accessories, such as buttons and zip fasteners.
“It’s a dream come true to be attending the Oscars not only as part of a nominated film but also representing Suzy Amis Cameron’s Red Carpet Green Dress initiative,” says Harrier.
“It’s a privilege to walk the carpet in a designer gown, but also very meaningful to me that it was constructed with eco-friendly, sustainable materials,” she adds.