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“As sustainable fashion becomes more urgent, Red Carpet Green Dress is honored to partner with two rising stars, Sophie Turner and Lily Cole, showcasing that fashion can be humane, environmentally friendly, and absolutely stunning,” said Amis Cameron, who launched her initiative-cum-design-competition during her husband James Cameron’s awards-circuit victory lap in 2010. “We’re also thrilled and honored that the formidable Vivienne Westwood and her team [were] once again behind the scenes working fashion magic with us.”
Fassbender, who played the titular character in Steve Jobs, wore a black grain de poudre tuxedo designed exclusively by Tom Ford for the Green Carpet Challenge, a movement co-founded by Eco-Age creative director Livia Firth to raise the profile of ethical fashion on the red carpet.
Comprising Oeko-Tex-certified, European-spun and -woven wool, along with peak lapels and satin details, the suit is hardly Fassbender’s first time in “green.” The actor wore another Tom Ford tuxedo on behalf of the Green Carpet Challenge at the Golden Globe Awards in January. He also flew the flag for the cause at the 2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, where he wore an ethical-wool tuxedo by Giorgio Armani.
“Taking part in the Green Carpet Challenge no longer feels like a challenge,” Fassbender said in a statement. “Wearing classic tuxedos by the world’s best designers that have been designed with sustainability in mind seems natural.”