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Supermodel Gisele Bündchen just stepped out on the red carpet at the Met Gala looking absolutely stunning in silky Versace dress truly fit for an angel. And while we loved the gown for its unique silhouette and beautiful colour, what we love even more is that fact that Bündchen specifically sought out an “eco dress”, and needless to say, Versace provided. In an Instagram photo that gave a little preview of the gown, Bundchen shared that her dress was made of organic fabrics and that everything was certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard.
We're so happy to see someone as influential as Bündchen advocating for sustainability in fashion—and it’s not the first time she’s taken a stance. Marie Claire reports that back in 2014 she wore an eco-friendly dress to the Rainforest Alliance Gala, as well as a sustainably sourced Stella McCartney dress to the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in September, according to InStyle.
There’s no denying that red carpet gowns can tend to be extravagant and are typically only worn one time; so in terms of sustainability, they’re less-than-ideal. Hopefully, other celebrities will follow Bündchen’s lead... Who knows? Perhaps sustainable red carpet fashion can set off a wave of sustainable fashion elsewhere, including in our everyday wardrobes. While we can only wait and see if other stars will follow her lead, Bündchen deserves recognition for the eco-fashion she’s supported thus far. Keep scrolling to see her IG post, and read the caption about her sustainable dress.