Actress Missi Pyle, who stars in the Oscar-nominated film The Artist, will turn the red carpet green at the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, according to Suzy Amis Cameron, founder of the Red Carpet Green Dress design contest. Pyle will step out in a cruelty-free, mineral-dyed “peace” silk gown by Valentina Delfino, a Venezuela-born and Miami-based designer who was among the hundreds who entered the competition, which began in November.
“The Red Carpet Green Dress contest gives aspiring or established designers a chance to make a beautiful and sustainable gown that will be seen on the single most anticipated red carpet,” says Cameron in a statement. “When the talented actress Missi Pyle steps onto the red carpet at the Academy Awards this Sunday, everyone will see why sustainable design can also be stunning design. Valentina Delfino has created an Oscar-worthy dress, and I am thrilled Missi has joined us in creating an important fashion moment.”
Cameron launched the contest in 2009, when she was out stomping the awards circuit with her husband.
Cameron launched the contest in 2009, when she was out stomping the awards circuit with her husband, Avatar director James Cameron.
“All the world is watching this red carpet,” says Pyle, who’ll be wearing shoes by Christian Louboutin and accessories from Stella McCartney. “And as artists, I believe it is our job to show the world that we not only care about creating incredible art, but that we are mindful of the fact that, in doing so, we can make something beautiful that is also sustainable. It is an incredible honor for me to walk the most glamorous red carpet in the world in such a stunning and meaningful dress.”