2022 Met Gala: 9 Sustainable Fashion Moments

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This year, the Met Gala celebrates a return to the Golden Age (for those wondering, it was a 30 year era from circa 1870 to 1900 that was great on corsets, ruffles, and décolleté-cuts).

This event is usually not great for sustainable fashion as it has a different theme every year. Anyone with a Pokemon co-play outfit will understand that it’s not always an outfit you’ll find more than one chance to take out.

But this year, more than a few of the night’s biggest stars are giving old matches for their money, whether opting for vintage designs, re-wearing items they already own, or having their dresses made with recycled or recycled textiles. That and the fact that climate advocate Xiye Bastida made an appearance made this year’s gala stand out as a big year for sustainable fashion.

We’ve rounded up the biggest eco-moments from fashion’s biggest night out. They may not have accepted the Met Gala assignment but they sure did the planetary duty.

1. Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian wore Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” gown for a spin.

Based on an image by American fashion designer Bob Mackie for Hollywood costume designer Jean-Louis, the dress embellished with more than 6,000 crystals made waves when Monroe wore it under a white fur coat to accompany President John F. Kennedy on his 45th birthday. in 1962.

But before we give Kardashian too many sustainability brownie points for wearing a strict shimmering white number, it should be mentioned that a replica of the dress was made for her to wear later in the evening (so as not to risk ruining the archive section).

2. HoYeon Jung

Squid Games star, supermodel, and “it” fashion girl, HoYeon Jung wore a denim mini dress from the 2017 Louis Vuitton cruise collection.

3. Emily Ratajkowski

Model Emily Ratajkowski dipped into Versace’s archives for 1992’s colorful beads, most recently worn by former Canadian supermodel Yasmeen Ghauri. EmRata said on the red carpet: “I feel so lucky to wear this look.”

4. Xiye Bastida

Climate activist and co-founder of the Re-Earth Initiative, Xiye Bastida vowed never to buy new clothes and neither did the Met Gala. As part of her mission to highlight the need for intersectionality in the fight against climate change, Bastida also wore her family’s original jewelry.

“Climate justice must be present in every space,” he said in an interview on the red carpet. Just days earlier, Bastida also brought a climate justice message to the Twitter Space hosted by Global Citizen with young activists facing the climate crisis — an interesting conversation you can listen to in full. here.

Amy Schumer brought Bastida as her guest that evening to help bring attention to climate justice, but while some were happy to see the 20-year-old given the big stage, others criticized Schumer for what they saw as an insensitive introduction to activists. and his work.

5. Camila Cabello

Referring to this year’s Met Gala theme, the Golden Age, Camila Cabello said how ironic she considers the overconsumption and excess of this period, because “all that has led us to the climate crisis.” As a statement of defiance, the clothes she wears are recycled. “”[My dress] sustainable, which I like,” the singer said.

The two-piece white and floral Cabello, designed by Moschino, features high collar detailing, straps around the chest and waist, and a large carriage.

6. Billie Eilish

Global citizen, advocate and all-around climate champion, Billie Eilish, wore a completely upcycled Gucci gown. “I just wanted to be as friendly as possible,” she said, detailing that the dress was custom-made by Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele and made entirely of recycled fabric.

7. Emma Stone

Emma Stone wore her own wedding dress. The fluffy white dress is a bespoke Louis Vuitton creation and features delicate lace and silk details.

8. Paloma Elsesser

Although Paloma Elsesser’s corset dress was made especially for her by Coach, parts of the dress like the lace skirt were made using scrap materials from the 30s.

9. Adit Akech

Adut Akech also took the opportunity to wear something from last season in an off-the-shoulder neckline dress taken from Christian Lacroix’s 2003 collection.

So there you have it. Better sustainable clothing choices for the environment are in and dangerous mode is go out — and we hope this trend will persist.

But if you’re still struggling to break your fast fashion habit, check out our top tips for becoming an eco-fashionista here.

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