Come February’s Oscars, Bond girl Naomie Harris will be shaking and stirring the red carpet. The British actress, who starred alongside Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem in Skyfall, will be stepping out in a Cradle-to-Cradle-certified gown by Ghanian designer Michael Badger, the 20-year-old winner of Suzy Amis Cameron’s “Red Carpet Green Dress” design contest. “I’m thrilled to be representing Red Carpet Green Dress by wearing this beautiful design to the Oscars next month,” says Harris in a statement.
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Badger will be working with Vivienne Westwood at her London-based atelier to bring his design to life.
“We are very excited to have Naomie aboard,” says Amis Cameron, who launched the competition in 2009 to find a sustainable gown to wear to the 82nd Academy Awards, where her husband, Avatar director James Cameron, was up for nine awards. “She’s a spirited, intelligent, gorgeous woman with a strong sense of moral responsibility, and I believe she will represent us well.”
This year’s campaign is a collaboration with the Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute, which will certify this year’s design according to its standards of material health, energy, water stewardship, and social responsibility.
The Artist’s Missi Pyle wore the winning 2012 design, a mineral-dyed “peace” silk gown by Valentina Delfino, to the 84th Academy Awards. In October, Bardem, Harris’s costar, donned an eco-friendly Gucci tuxedo at the Skyfall premier as part of Livia Firth’s “Green Carpet Challenge.”