The Glitz and The Green

While Hollywood’s ‘night of nights’ may have been largely overshadowed by Australian politics’ day of days yesterday, we were still keeping a keen lil’ eye on the gorgeous frocks gracing the Oscar’s increasingly green carpet. While GCC founder Livia Firth further proved her stripes in a stunning red Valentino gown made of polyester from recycled water bottles, fellow fashion-forward starlets Emmy Rossum and Maggie Grace turned the night a whole different hue with Oliver Tolentino dresses constructed from a fabric of pineapple leaves (who woulda thought?). Meanwhile, veteran of the scene (and Best Actress winner) Meryl Streep donned fashion house Lanvin’s first ever dress made from eco-certified fabrics, and actors Kenneth Branagh and Colin Firth showed the guys how it’s done – with Kenneth decked out in eco-friendly Merino wool and Colin sacrilegiously recycling his same tux from last awards season. Ever since angel-incarnate-herself Michelle Williams shocked critics in bespoke organic H&M at the Baftas, the Green Carpet Challenge is the talk of tinseltown – with rumours now abuzz that even Karl Lagerfeld and Tom Ford will be taking part in future events. We hope it’s true!