Let’s be honest, the Met Gala that our friends downstairs at Vogue host every year is all about the dresses (or maybe the occasional suit. Looking at you, Cara Delevingne.) And one of the dresses we were most excited to see on Monday night belonged to Livia Firth. The Creative Director of Eco-Age, a consultancy firm that enables business growth through sustainable efforts, proved that sustainability and style are not mutually exclusive. As the self-professed “Queen of the green carpet” (love that, BTW), Firth donned a custom Antonio Berardi gown made from recycled plastic bottles that were transformed into a fabric called Newlife yarn.
The environmentally friendly technique—one similar to which are already incorporated by brands like G Star Raw—was put to particularly good use when Firth arrived in a red floral gown inspired by this year’s exhibition theme: “China: Through the Looking Glass.” Because if this is what it looks like to go green, consider us emerald.