The theme of the 2016 MET Gala was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.”
As you can see below, for most stars on the red carpet, this meant they dressed like some kind of weird robot.
But not Emma Watson.
Not someone who has attended Brown University and who has made it clear over the years that her focus is so far beyond the mere world of movie making.
(Case in inspiring point.)
How did Watson respond to the MET Gala them?
By using it as an opportunity to highlight the amazing advancements in eco fashion.
Upon first glance, the actress is simply wearing an elegant monochrome Calvin Klein dress, right? One replete with an Old Hollywood full skirt, a fitted bodice and off-the-shoulder sleeves?
Yes. But look closer.
Watson’s MET Gala ensemble was actually made from recycled plastic bottles.
Wrote Watson’s stylist, Sarah Slutsky, by way of explanation on Instagram:
“Tonight, the stunning Emma on the red carpet at the Met Ball in a look crafted by the incredible team at Calvin Klein.
“With the help of Eco Age this five piece look is created from three fabrics woven from yarns all made from recycled plastic bottles.”
Seriously, how cool is that?!?
No wonder Watson earned a spot on our Best Dressed list:
“Plastic is one of the biggest pollutants – being able to turn this waste into a high quality material is a real success story.
“Also this beautiful look was designed with the intention to be re-purposed for future use; the pants can be worn on their own, the train can be used for another red carpet – the ultimate #30Wears!”
We really didn’t need another reason to admire and adore Emma Watson.
But now we have one.
“We loved working with the team at Calvin Klein to create a look that is truly a perfect marriage of ethics and aesthetics,” Eco Age wrote on Instagram of the 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.”
Here’s another image of Watson in her eco-friendly gown: