Livia Firth to wear a recycled plastic dress to the Met Gala designed by Antonio Berardi
As part of her Green Carpet Challenge
One of the biggest red carpet events of the year is set to take place tomorrow, May 4 – the annual Met Gala. Colin Firth's wife, Livia Firth, is using the opportunity to spotlight her Green Carpet Challenge, revealing that she will wear a dress created entirely out of recycled plastic in a unique collaboration with designer Antonio Berardi.
Firth launched the Green Carpet Challenge five years ago to promote sustainability, ethics and social welfare on the red carpet. The 45-year-old Roman beauty will wear an Antonio Berardi creation, which was designed using a fabric made from Newlife yarns, which are spun from recycled plastic bottles.
This isn't the first time that the duo have collaborated, and the dress that Firth will showcase tomorrow at Wintour's prestigious event is actually based on the gown that Berardi first designed for Firth in 2012, inspired by the 1934 film Evergreen.
To pay tribute to the Met's China theme, Berardi has embroidered the creation's stunning double train and trimmed it with tassels. "Antonio knew I always loved the gown...so he worked on that and gave it a Chinese twist," Firth told WWD, going on to explain that the Met event "has a special place in my heart, as it is where we truly unlock all the potential and creativity of the Green Carpet Challenge."
Enjoy the sketch of the dress above and check back first thing Tuesday morning to see the sustainable gown on the red carpet.