Bond Girl Naomie Harris Will Wear This Year’s Design For ‘Red Carpet Green Dress’
The Red Carpet this year at the Academy Awards (slated for February 24th) is going to be a whole lot greener with actress Naomie Harris rocking the winning green dress design from The Red Carpet Green Dress challenge. Founded by Suzy Amis Cameron, the organization will is collaborating with the Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a non-profit organization that helps businesses create products that are safe for people and the environment through their globally recognized Certification Program.
This year’s design is free of toxic chemicals and negative environmental impacts. As a result, the gown’s level of “greenness” or “sustainability” will be made solidly quantifiable by receiving C2C Certification.
“We are very excited to have Naomie aboard,” exclaims Amis Cameron. “She’s a spirited, intelligent, gorgeous woman with a strong sense of moral responsibility, and I believe she will represent us well.”
Harris who has stared in Miami Vice, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, will be playing Winnie Mandela in the upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic Long Walk to Freedom.
“I’m thrilled to be representing Red Carpet Green Dress by wearing this beautiful design to the Oscars next month,” says Harris. “I look forward to meeting contest winner Michael Badger and working with Dame Vivienne Westwood and her couture team as part of this exciting project.”
Harris will wear a gown designed by Michael Badger, the Ghanian born fashion student at Atlanta’s Savannah College of Art & Design who was recently announced as the winner of this year’s competition. Construction of the gown is set to begin promptly in Vivienne Westwood’s London-based studio where Badger will work alongside Westwood’s couturiers while being mentored by Vivienne directly through the creation of his design.