Marlee Matlin in Sustainable Red Carpet Dress at the 93rd Academy Awards

Marlee Matlin in Sustainable Red Carpet Dress at the 93rd Academy Awards

Los Angeles, California: The youngest Academy Award winner for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her work in “Children Of A Lesser God and to date the only deaf performer to win an Academy Award, Marlee Matlin represented the Red Carpet Green Dress™ (RCGD) initiative in collaboration with TENCEL™ at this year’s Oscars.

The actress 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. 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.

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Marlee Matlin arrives on the red carpet of the 93rd Academy Awards at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

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.

Launched in 2009 by Suzy Amis Cameron, the RCGD goal is to draw attention to the importance of more sustainable practices in fashion and challenges 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. 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.

Leading fashion houses including Louis Vuitton, Vivienne Westwood, Armani, Elie Saab and Reformation have also joined the campaign over the years to create sustainable red carpet wear.

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