'Red Carpet - Green Dress' features sustainable haute couture

At the 8th Annual  Global Green Pre-Oscar Party, British designer walks away with coveted prize for sustainable dress design Photo: Brandon Hickman

DALLAS — March 1, 2011 – With the Academy Awards buzz over for another year, actresses and their fashion designers are now in line to be heavily scrutinized for their fashion choices.  

The one Red Carpet look that never goes out of style is the look of green; Eco-friendly clothing made from sustainable materials and dyes that offer a nod to Mother Earth. Suzy Amis Cameron founded the “Red Carpet - Green Dress” organization to create awareness of the need to change every aspects of our lives, including our clothing choices.  

Suzy Amis Cameron, Red Carpet Green Dress winner Samta Angel, and model (wearing the winning design) Aine Campbell.

Suzy Amis Cameron, Red Carpet Green Dress winner Samta Angel, and model (wearing the winning design) Aine Campbell.

“We must all work together to find solutions to climate change,” Ms. Cameron says.  “I started “Red Carpet - Green Dress” not only to benefit MUSE School CA and MUSE Global, but to show that sustainable design can also be beautiful.”

At the 8th Anual Global Green Pre-Oscar Party center, Cameron hosted the “Red Carpet - Green Dress” contest, an international fundraising competition held to benefit the MUSE Global program and MUSE School Ca. Money was raised to help fund schools in Mae Sot, Thailand for children who, having escaped the genocide in Burma (Myanmar), can receive humanitarian aid and educational assistance. 

Designers were challenged to create the perfect Red Carpet dress made of sustainable materials with the award winning dress unveiled at the Global Green Pre-Oscar Party, hosted by Suzy Amis Cameron, actress, activist and wife of Director James Cameron 

London-based fashion entrepreneur Samata Angel won the coveted award. The designer was flown to Los Angeles where she watched acclaimed British super model Aine Campbell-He walk the “red” (green) carpet in her design. 

“It has been an honor to walk the green carpet with Suzy and James, two environmental pioneers who are an absolute inspiration,” Angel said. “To have an incredible model, Aine Rose Campbell-He, wear the dress was the icing on the cake. The “Red Carpet - Green Dress” experience is a dream realized. To design a gorgeous dress made entirely of sustainable silks and dyes, and see it in this glamorous Hollywood setting, is truly a memorable moment in my career.”

Held at the Avalon Theater in Los Angeles, The Global Green Pre-Oscar Party featured a strong line-up of musical acts, including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Best Coast. 

Alison Brie of “Mad Men” and “Community” also attended the event.  

“All of us wear clothing and buying clothes that aren’t energy intensive and don’t use toxic dyes is one way we can reduce our impact,” Ms. Cameron says. “Samata Angel’s incredible gown is proof that exquisite design and sustainability can come together.”

Front Photo Caption: Samata Angel, Aine Campbell-He, standing next to James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron

Rita Cook is a writer/editor with has over 1000 articles to her credit in the past 13-plus years. She is a frequent auto and travel contributor on a radio show in Los Angeles called Insider Mag Radio at KPRO 1570 am on from midnight to 12:30 a.m. Monday mornings.  Cook is a member of the Texas Auto Writer’s Association, writes for the Dallas Morning News Green Living Section as well as artist profiles and spends much of her time on the road traveling or working on books. Her latest release this April is about Fredericksburg, Texas published by Channel Lakes Publishing.


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Rita Cook is a writer/editor with over 1000 articles to her credit in the past 10-plus years. She is the co-host of a radio show in Los Angeles; Insider Mag Radio at KPRO 1570 am and is on from midnight to 12:30 a.m. Monday mornings.  Cook is a member of the Texas Auto Writer’s Association and also writes an eco-friendly column for the Dallas Morning News.

 

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