Emma Watson has made a pretty strong case for recycled fashion with her choice of dress for the Met Gala in New York.
In a collaboration with designer Calvin Klein and Eco Age creator Livia Firth, the movie star and activist created her dress around the theme Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, reports Style.Mic.
The dress has been really well received by both the fashion community and the wider public with many people taking to Twitter to praise it:
Emma Watson just released this via Facebook page. Awesome to see celebrities make a difference.
— SONiC 102.9 (@sonic1029) May 3, 2016
ALSO MY EMMA WATSON 'S DRESS AT #METGALA2016 GIRL SLAY. SLAY. SUSTAINABILE FASHION, LIFE, FUTURE. GO GIRL.
— edes (@anotherharmony) May 3, 2016
omg emma watson at met gala!!! slay me queen
— vote for komi (@warubiii) May 3, 2016
— Обожатель (@vodkaforharry) May 3, 2016
— julia (@itsleviooosa) May 3, 2016
Watson – an outspoken feminist and human rights activist – later uploaded a photo from the red carpet to Facebook, writing:
Plastic is one of the biggest pollutants on the planet.
Being able to repurpose this waste and incorporate it into my gown for the MetGala proves the power that creativity, technology and fashion can have by working together.
The Harry Potter star also revealed she intends to reuse parts of the gown in the future.
The trousers can be worn on their own, as can the bustier, the train can be used for a future red carpet look.
I’m looking forward to experimenting with this. Truly beautiful things should be worn again and again and again.
Watson also gave a shoutout to the #30Wears campaign that she and Firth are both a part of.
The campaign promotes the reuse of clothes to reduce fashion’s potentially devastating impact on Earth.
No mention of how much it cost though…