Emma Watson’s Met Gala ensemble — an off-the-shoulder black and white top with black trousers and an attached skirt with a long train — made a statement in more ways than one.
A risky look pulled off with aplomb, the actress and Goodwill ambassador also used the steps of the Met as a platform for sustainability. As it turns out, her trousers were made entirely out of plastic bottles — because she’s eco-friendly like that.
The outfit came together thanks to a collaboration between Calvin Klein and Livia Firth (actor Colin Firth’s wife), who’s a self-describe eco-fashion activist and founder of Eco Age Ltd., a green consultancy firm.
The final result shows that it is entirely possible to create high-end fashion out of recycled goods — seriously, who knew plastic bottles could look so chic? — and suggests that more designers should consider following suit.
“We loved working with the team at Calvin Klein to create a look that is truly a perfect marriage of ethics and aesthetics,” a rep for Eco Age wrote on Instagram of Watson’s look. “The body of the look is crafted from three different fabrics all woven from yarns made from recycled plastic bottles, the zippers are made from recycled materials and the inner bustier has been created using organic cotton.”