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Eco-Friendly Dresses at the 2019 Oscars Were Part of the 'Red Carpet Green Dress' Challenge


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It's been 10 years since environmentalist and former actress Suzy Amis Cameron founded Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD), an initiative that challenges designers to create sustainable fashion for celebrities to wear to red carpet events. At the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24, actresses and RCGD ambassadors Laura Harrier and Danielle Macdonald dazzled in their eco-friendly gowns made by A-list designers, The Hollywood Reporter reported. The actresses' fierce looks make it clear that sustainable fashion is beautiful, and that there's no reason to hurt the earth for a fierce look.

Danielle Macdonald, who starred in this year's Oscar-winning short film Skin as well Netflix's Dumplin' and Bird Box, wore a bespoke Christian Siriano gown to the awards show. As explained on RCGD's website, Siriano made Macdonald's stunning dress out of cotton crepe, and dyed it red with vegetable dye. To make the sleeves, the Project Runway winner used recycled tulle, and he worked to only produce minimal fabric waste when constructing the look.