Marlee Matlin represented Suzy Amis Cameron's Red Carpet Green Dress™ (RCGD) initiative in collaboration with TENCEL™. She shone on the red carpet at 93rd Academy Awards® wearing a sustainable Vivienne Westwood custom-made gown in a newly launched Red Carpet Green Dress™ black vegan textile made with TENCEL Luxe filaments, incorporating an archival Westwood fabric.
Partnering for a second consecutive year, TENCEL™ eco-couture fabrics were showcased at the 93rd Academy Awards® on this year's Oscars® presenter Marlee Matlin in partnership with Vivienne Westwood. Marlee Matlin wore an embellished lace gown made with a newly launched Red Carpet Green Dress™ black vegan textile, made with TENCEL Luxe filaments and couture archive fabrics from the Vivienne Westwood Couture Collection. Employing a zero-waste pattern-cutting system, Marlee's gown is accentuated with Swarovski detailing on the sleeves, made from Tencel Luxe.
In 2020, Red Carpet Green Dress in partnership with TENCEL™ launched a range of eco-couture materials with the aim of delivering game-changing solutions to the industry. With a lack of ethical choices on the red carpet over the past decade, RCGD have been motivated to bring solutions to the forefront of conversation and action whilst TENCEL™ share a similar vision of positive change, by introducing sustainable alternatives for eco-couture in the industry. The TENCEL Luxe filaments are produced using renewable wood source and of 100% botanic origin. To qualify as a RCGD eco-conscious garment, each piece should be made from sustainable materials - including organic, recycled or repurposed fibers. Other features include using hand-made detailing or incorporating natural dye processing, with a dedicated focus on minimal negative impact on the environment, and environmentally and socially responsible design.
About Marlee Matlin:
Marlee Matlin is the youngest Academy Award winner for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her work in "Children Of A Lesser God". Her film CODA just premiered at Sundance and earned 4 awards including Cast, Jury and Audience, as well as setting a new record in its sale to Apple. Marlee is also the executive producer of Oscar Nominated short film "Feeling Through". Matlin has been instrumental in many activities that are aiding the deaf and hard of hearing communities " This is the first year that ALL academy screeners will have closed captions. She helped get legislation passed that mandated ASL interpreters be present at ALL COVID-19 press conferences. She also organized a PSA that included leaders in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community that aided Deaf and Hard of Hearing Americans in accessing resources on how to vote in the past elections. Marlee was recently seen as a series regular on the ABC series "Quantico." Her previous work in "Reasonable Doubts," nominated her twice for a Golden Globe Award and a People's choice Award. Since then, she received nominations for four Emmy awards for her appearances on "Seinfeld," "Picket Fences," "The Practice," and "Law and Order: SVU." Marlee's other notable TV credits include critically acclaimed series, "West Wing," "The L Word," and "Family Guy" just to name a few.
About Red Carpet Green Dress™:
RCGD is a women-led global change-making organisation working from 'moment' to movement, bringing sustainability to the forefront of conversation and action within the fashion and apparel industry. Celebrating its 10th year in 2019, the campaign was conceived by Suzy Amis Cameron (actress, environmental advocate, and author of OMD: The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, Save Your Waistline and Save the Planet). When faced with the lack of ethical fashion choices while attending global premieres of husband James Camerons' 'Avatar', Suzy decided that it was time for a change. The RCGD goal is to draw attention to the importance of more sustainable practices in fashion and be part of bringing those solutions to the global market. Suzy created an international design contest, challenging emerging and established designers worldwide to develop sustainable Oscar-worthy gowns, thus fulfilling the Red Carpet Green Dress criteria to serve the need for more sustainability in the industry. Additionally, focusing on social impact consideration, fair and humane treatment of manufacturers, a clear supply chain, and materials that use a high proportion of recycled and biodegradable materials.
Leading fashion houses including Louis Vuitton, Vivienne Westwood, Armani, Elie Saab, Swarovski, Christian Siriano, Bulgari, Dunhill and Reformation have joined the campaign to create sustainable red carpet wear. Celebrities including Sophie Turner, Emma Roberts, Gina Rodriguez, LaKeith Stanfield, Kellan Lutz, Camila Alves, and Naomie Harris have joined the campaign as representatives. RCGD™ has been featured in Vanity Fair, W Magazine, People, Hello Giggles, The Hollywood Reporter, WWD, Washington Post, Harper's Bazaar, VOGUE, Refinery29, The Guardian, ELLE, LA Times, The New York Times, InStyle and others.
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