Looks like another “Bond Girl” will be shaking and stirring the Oscar red carpet in sustainable style this Sunday. Following the lead of Skyfall’s Naomie Harris, who wore a Cradle-to-Cradle-certified gown to the 85th Academy Awards in 2013, Quantum of Solace actress Olga Kurylenko will be donning the winning design from this year’s Red Carpet Green Dress competition. Submitted by Alice Elia, a student at the Esmod Berlin International University of Art for Fashion, the dress marks the fifth public foray for the ethical-fashion awareness initiative, which Suzy Amis Cameron founded in 2009 while promoting her husband James Cameron’s film, Avatar.
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“What a privilege it will be to wear Alice’s gorgeous design on the red carpet for the campaign’s fifth year, which is such a milestone for Suzy and everyone involved,” Kurylenko says in a statement. “It’s a great honor to have been asked.”
The Ukrainian-born beauty, who can be currently seen in the movie adaptation of Vampire Academy, will also be donning a limited-edition vegan shoe designed by Beyond Skin in collaboration with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Red Carpet Green Dress.
Kurylenko will also be donning a limited-edition vegan shoe designed by Beyond Skin in collaboration with PETA.
Trimmed with metal accents, the shoe uses a suede-like microfiber known as Dinamica, which is made in Italy from 100 percent recycled PET, including post-consumer waste such as plastic bottles. “While there are still great strides to be made, it’s important to point out that there are a greater number of sustainable resources available to designers today than there were five years ago,” Amis Cameron notes.
Kurylenko will join fellow thespian Kellan Lutz, who will be wearing Red Carpet Green Dress’s first sustainable tuxedo to Hollywood’s biggest evening.