Livia Firth kicked off this season’s Green Carpet Challenge at the Golden Globes on Sunday when she accompanied her husband, Colin, in an sustainable silk gown. Designed by Canadian label Erdem, the black-and-white dress features 100 percent Oeko-Tex-certified silk fabric and lining, plus hand-stitched French lace appliqué for embellishment. The Eco Age creative director paired her look with a pair of ethical earrings from Chopard and a clutch by Roger Vivier.
“The Green Carpet Challenge has been an interesting project to be a part of,” designer Erdem Moralioğlu said at the collection’s unveiling. “I like knowing that many of the mills I’ve worked with for years already supply sustainable fabrics and I’ve also been introduced to new and interesting materials in this vein. It’s important to be aware of sustainability and Livia Firth, through this Green Carpet Challenge, has done such an amazing job of bringing further attention to the subject of sustainability within luxury fashion.”
Erdem also created a second dress for the line using a blend of 100 percent Oeko-Tex-certified silk and Newlife’s recycled polyester.
Firth’s husband, Colin Firth, was no slouch in the ethical-dressing department, either. The award-winning British actor, who appeared on stage to present a clip from The Imitation Game, “recycled” his organic-wool Tom Ford suit from the 2011 Oscars, where he was named Best Actor for his role as the eponymous monarch in The King’s Speech.