Livia Firth kicked off “green carpet” season at the Golden Globes on Sunday when she accompanied her husband, Colin, in an sustainable silk gown. Designed by Canadian label Erdem, in support of Firth’s “Green Carpet Challenge” in 2013, the black-and-white stunner features 100 percent Oeko-Tex-certified silk fabric and lining, plus hand-stitched French lace appliqué for embellishment. The Eco Age creative director paired her look with a pair of fair-mined earrings from Chopard, a recycled-sequin clutch by Roger Vivier, and Gucci shoes from 2011. “#sustainablestyle forever,” Firth wrote on her Instagram page.
“The Green Carpet Challenge has been an interesting project to be a part of,” designer Erdem Moralioğlu said at the collection’s unveiling. “I like knowing that many of the mills I’ve worked with for years already supply sustainable fabrics and I’ve also been introduced to new and interesting materials in this vein. It’s important to be aware of sustainability and Livia Firth, through this Green Carpet Challenge, has done such an amazing job of bringing further attention to the subject of sustainability within luxury fashion.”
Erdem also created a second dress for the line using a blend of 100 percent Oeko-Tex-certified silk and Newlife’s reycycled polyester. Both garments were available for sale online at Net-a-Porter for a brief time.
Firth’s mister was no slouch in the ethical-dressing department, either. The award-winning British actor, who appeared on stage to present a clip from The Imitation Game, “recycled” his organic-wool Tom Ford suit from the 2011 Oscars, where he was named Best Actor for his role as the eponymous monarch in The King’s Speech.