In case you were wondering why your Facebook feed has been flooded with pics of evening gowns for the last 24 hours, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City held the Met Gala last night. Throughout the years, this gala has become a sort of fashion Olympics as celebrities show off some seriously fashion-forward styles on the red carpet.
The Green Carpet Challenge was created by Eco-Age, a brand consultancy helping fashion businesses incorporate sustainable practices. The movement challenges celebrities to wear and re-wear eco-friendly outfits on the red carpet to highlight changes needed in the fashion industry, the second largest polluter in the world. Those participating have been spotted at a few high profile events, but to see celebs sporting sustainable looks at the Met Gala made this particular event that much more special.
Besides, who says sustainable fashion can't be chic? Check out our favorite Green Carpet Challenge looks below:
British actress and activist Emma Watson wore a custom gown by Calvin Klein made of sustainable cotton, satin and recycled plastic yarn engineered from used plastic bottles.
The piece was specifically designed for the Green Carpet Challenge in collaboration with Eco-Age.
Australian actress Margot Robbie also wore a piece Calvin Klein designed for the challenge. The sustainable silk crepe strapless gown with cutouts features zippers made from recycled materials.
Robbie quickly made headlines after she wore the same dress to the Met Gala's after party. Her decision to do this showed her commitment to sustainable fashion and staying green all night long.
Livia Firth, founder of Eco-Age, wore the same piece she rocked in 2013 at the Winter Whites Gala at Kensington Palace.
"This dip hemmed gown by designer Henrietta Ludgate was created out of end-of-the-line, up-cycled duchess silk. This gown is well and truly on its way to #30wears," Firth writes on her Instagram account.
The hashtag refers to the idea that before buying, consumers should always ask themselves if they will wear the garment at least 30 times before throwing it away.