The YogaClicks Countdown of the Best High-Fashion Sustainable Looks from the Met Gala
As advocates for sustainable and eco-friendly fashion, the YogaClicks team is always searching for the best sustainable looks. The Met Gala has seen some true show stoppers in terms of ethical fashion, with the likes of Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Emma Watson. Inspired by their incredible dresses, we are proud to present a countdown of our favourite high-fashion sustainable looks from the Met Gala!
by MOLLY LEGGETT
10. Cameron Diaz, 2012
Cameron Diaz graced the red carpet in 2012 in a gorgeous gold gown made by sustainable fashion advocate – Stella McCartney. The gown is made of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified silk and is dripping with eye catching glass beads and crystal chains.
9. Margot Robbie, 2016
As part of Eco-Age’s ‘Green Carpet Challenge’, Margot Robbie wore a stunning Calvin Klein, white dress made from organic silk woven in Italy at the Met Gala 2016. The gown also had zips made from recycled materials.
8. Lupita Nyong’o, 2016
Lupita Nyong’o had all eyes on her in her stunning jade, sequin dress, with velvet straps. With Calvin Klein embracing the Green Carpet Challenge for the 2016 Met Gala, Lupita wowed everyone, while contributing to the world of sustainable fashion. Made solely by the Calvin Klein Collection design team, the dress was also made with sustainable materials.
7. Livia Firth, 2017
Livia Firth presents us with a shiny, cyber-esque, silver showstopper made by Laura Strambi. The dress is faux leather made from an innovative sustainable material called Piñatex which comes from pineapple leaves (yes…pineapple leaves!) and acts as a natural alternative to leather. Being the Founder and Creative Director of Eco-Age Ltd, we didn’t expect anything less than this ethical masterpiece! “I love to think of each red carpet opportunity as a sustainability project in itself,” – Livia Firth.
6. Livia Firth, 2018
Livia Firth wows once again, this year with a chic white dress. The pristine Giambattista Valli dress was made from Taroni silk, and the gold clutch and shoes are handmade from Kayu, a gorgeous sustainable brand!
5. Paris Jackson, 2018
Paris Jackson hit the red carpet as part of the sustainable fashion trio with Miley Cyrus and Stella McCartney. Designed by Stella, Paris wore a burnt sienna, satin gown, with layers of chiffon and a tiara. A true sustainable princess. In an interview with Vogue on the night, Paris and the girls promoted ethical fashion while looking absolutely fabulous!
4. Miley Cyrus, 2018
Miley, known for her animal rights and eco-friendly ethos, sported an elegant, black, Stella McCartney dress. Miley promoted her mantra – “veganism, there doesn’t have to be torture and fabulous fashion,” in the Vogue interview. Miley was jaw dropping as ever, and secured a well deserved place in our top 4.
3. Stella McCartney, 2018
The lady herself, Stella McCartney. As a massive and well known advocate for sustainability, we were expecting something spectacular. She did not disappoint. Stella wore her own creation – a beautiful emerald green gown, of course, made ethically. Stella is the gift that keeps on giving, as she inspires more and more A-List celebs with her designs.
2. Gisele Bündchen, 2017
Gisele Bündchen is worthy of second place with this drop dead gorgeous, silver gown. Not only is it Versace, it’s eco-friendly Versace. Gisele participated in the Green Carpet Challenge for last year’s Met Gala, and it’s not her first time doing so. The dress is 100% GOTS organic silk and all inner materials are made from recycled plastic, with no toxic chemicals. A sustainable masterpiece.
1. Emma Watson, 2016
Our number 1 – Emma Watson at the Met Gala, 2016. Her black and white dress was the definition of innovative, sustainable fashion, made out of Newlife fabric – a yarn made from recycled plastic bottles. She said, “being able to repurpose this waste and incorporate it into my gown for the Met Gala proves the power that creativity, technology and fashion can have by working together.” With each aspect of her look being an ethical and sustainable alternative, she mastered the fashion of the future. An inspiration to all, presented to millions at the most extravagant fashion event of the year.
So, there you have it. Our Met Gala favourites. All inspired by sustainability. With the fashion industry being the second largest polluter in the world after the oil and gas industry, we believe it’s absolutely vital that there is a fashion revolution. These stars are using their platform to make this happen, and looking incredible while doing it!