Image Credit: Emma Watson Facebook

Emma Watson Wore Plastic Bottles To The Met Gala… Sort Of

The Met Gala is fashion’s biggest night. This event serves as the launching pad for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual costume exhibit, as well as a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. Bringing together some of the most influential people in fashion, high society, culture, and entertainment, it is considered to be one of the most exclusive events in the world.

The red carpet fashions are widely covered and reviewed by mainstream media, and emulated by fans all over. Every year, the Met Gala has a theme, which also sets the tone for the annual exhibit. This year’s theme, Manus x Machina aims to explore the relationship between creativity, fashion, and technology. For this year’s gala, on-screen heroine and off-screen trailblazer Emma Watson decided to take the Manus x Machina theme to another level.

Image Credit: Emma Watson Facebook

In a sea of metallic and high-shine ensembles, Emma Watson stood out in a five-piece, black-and-white gown she designed in collaboration with Calvin Klein and Eco Age.

In an effort to promote sustainability, she shared in a Facebook post that the gown was made from recycled plastic bottles and other recyclable materials! Although major fashion retailers such as H&M have brought the concept of sustainable fashion into mainstream consciousness, Emma Watson’s decision to collaborate with a major fashion house such as Calvin Klein is one major step to promote sustainability in the luxury fashion industry.

Aside from sharing the creation process, Emma also shared her intention to repurpose the pieces included in her gown, as part of the #30Wears campaign spearheaded by Livia Firth of Eco Age. The #30Wears campaign seeks to encourage people to buy clothing that they can wear for at least 30 times.

Although fashion can be seen as frivolous sometimes, it can also be a tool for promoting sustainability. By tapping one’s creative juices and utilizing available technology, it is possible to create something beautiful and timeless out of trash. Now that’s just one more reason to completely justify your girl crush on Emma Watson!

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Lea Bolante is a writer based in Manila. She is a copywriter by day, and a writer in her spare time. She loves bacon, fried chicken, pop culture, and makeup.
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