Miley Cyrus And Gisele Bündchen's Met Gala Looks Were About More Than Fashion

Sometimes fashion can speak louder than words.

At this year's Met Gala, stars donned garments inspired by the evening's theme: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. And while there were standout looks at every corner, a few celebrities used the red carpet as a venue to make an important statement about sustainable fashion

Thanks to Livia Firth — who founded the Green Carpet Challenge as part of  Eco-Age, a brand consultancy helping fashion businesses incorporate sustainable practices — many celebrities participated in the challenge at the Met Gala by wearing and re-wearing eco-friendly looks. This year, Firth wore a Giambattista Valli dress made from Taroni silk as well as Chopard jewelry.  According to Eco-Age's, Taroni was "chosen for its commitment to sustainability and responsible production." Moreover, the brand "was recognized at The Green Carpet Fashion Awards Italia 2017, winning the coveted Sustainable Producer award." Firth also re-wore Roger Vivier shoes and a clutch from the ethical brand, Kayu. 

Gisele Bündchen, who has participated in the Green Carpet Challenge before, took the challenge again, this year wearing an eco-friendly look by Versace. 

"The fabric, lining and threads are all [100 percent] GOTS organic silk, a certification that ensures the raw materials are organic and no toxic chemicals have been used," It says on Eco-Age's Instagram. "The zipper and all the inner materials used for the construction of the dress are made out of organic cotton, recycled plastic and all metal components are lead, nickel, colorants and chemical free."


Three other people to walk the red carpet this year in sustainable looks were Stella McCartney, Paris Jackson, and Miley Cyrus (all wearing McCartney's designs). Though they weren't necessarily associated with the hashtag, the women spoke with Vogue about their fashion choices: "I'm here [and] so excited to be a part of this," Cyrus tells Liza Koshy. "I think this moment can be about so many different things and for me I want to bring a message which is veganism and that there doesn't have to be torture in fabulous fashion."

"You can be stylish and sustainable all at the same time," McCartney adds. 

In the past, actresses like Margot Robbie, Emma Watson, and Lupita Lupita Nyong'o have all gone sustainable at the Met Gala. Check out their looks, as well as more shots from this year's callouts, below: 


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