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Suzy Amis Cameron’s “Green” Dress to Match Oscar’s Red Carpet

by , 02/12/10   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Eco-Fashion News, Events

Suzy Amis Cameron and James Cameron

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Livia Firth isn’t the only spouse of an Oscar nominee who’ll be decked out in green for the red carpet. Suzy Amis Cameron (actress and wife of James) picked Jillian Granz, a Michigan State University senior majoring in apparel and textile design, as the winner of her first “Red Carpet Green Dress” contest. The competition, which launched in December, required designers to conceive a gown made from natural, organic, or recycled fabrics. Granz’s winning proposal: A zero-waste dress made from Ahimsa or “peace” silk, derived from cocoons without killing the silkworms inside.

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SEEING GREEN

The dress will be unveiled on March 3 at the Global Green Pre-Oscar Party, co-hosted by Amis Cameron and her Academy Award-winning producer/director/King of the World husband, whose latest film, Avatar, will vie for nine Oscar awards at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, including best director.

“Choosing from sketches and designs worldwide, it was a tough decision,” Amis Cameron said in a press release. “Jillian’s design was stunning and had that something special. It’s a beautiful combination of sustainability and style. I’m excited to promote the talent of this young designer.” By drawing attention to the beauty (and practicality) of sustainable design, Amis Cameron noted, she hopes more people will consider sustainable alternatives and practices in their own lives.

Amis Cameron hopes more people will consider sustainable alternatives and practices in their own lives.

Granz’s design will be brought to life by Academy Award-winning designer Deb Scott, although Granz will be flown to Los Angeles for fittings. The contest was also a fundraiser for MUSE, a California nonprofit elementary school that Amis Cameron co-founded with her sister, Rebecca Amis.

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3 Responses to “Suzy Amis Cameron’s “Green” Dress to Match Oscar’s Red Carpet”

  1. [...] a press release, Cameron talked about choosing Ganz’s design as the winner. “Jillian’s design was [...]

  2. Smokey56 says:

    The terms “sustainable” and “Oscar gown” are mutually exclusive. Regardless of what kind of fiber it’s made of, how can you ascribe any sort of social responsibility to a dress that costs enough to feed a small village for a decade, and by definition is only worn once? This “news” item just shows what idiots and hypocrites these limousine liberals in Hollywood are. The Oscar gown is a symbol of excessive consumption.

  3. [...] Originally thought to be red, the resulting gown in a stunning blue –  an appropriate color given Cameron’s blue-skinned aliens in Avatar. It’s a zero-waste dress — made from Ahimsa or “peace” silk, derived from cocoons without killing the silk worms inside. [...]

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