Oscars: the new dress code this year will focus on sustainable fashion

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Regardless of the outfit chosen, the Academy of Oscars calls on future guests to favor more sustainable production methods, particularly in terms of dyeing, and ethical brands.

How will the guests dress at the next Oscars ceremony? On March 12, 2023, it will – for once – not be the style and the brand chosen by the guests that will be talked about, but the eco-responsible nature of their outfit. The Academy of Oscars intends to increase its sustainability efforts by greening its prestigious red carpet.

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Every year, it’s the same tune. The guests of the Oscars ceremony are first scrutinized from head to toe, then their outfits are the subject of a proper decryption, before being subjected to the merciless gaze of social networks. A godsend for the biggest luxury houses around the world, who see it, of course, as an opportunity to make people talk about creations that are – in general – not yet offered for sale. But this year, the ceremony should take a new turn with a more committed dress code articulated around sustainable fashion. A choice strongly encouraged by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself.

Building on its partnership with Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD), an organization that promotes sustainability in show business and design, the Academy of Oscars wants to green its red carpet, one of the most coveted and watched of the year. An objective that she intends to achieve by adopting the principles of the “Sustainable Style Guide”, a “tailor-made” edition of which will be sent to the guests of the next ceremony. A first that could revolutionize the red carpets of many events around the world.

A greener red carpet

“While the Academy remains consistent in its commitment to operate as a socially responsible organization with sustainability at the core of its activities, we recognize that there is always more to be done. We are proud to partner with RCGD Global. Its thought leadership and expertise, along with the active engagement of Academy members, will continue to support our much-needed momentum forward,” says Jeanell English, Executive Vice President of Impact and Inclusion at of the Academy.

In this guide to sustainable style, available online, it is a question of encouraging participants to turn to vintage, namely renting or borrowing clothes from the archives of the biggest houses, or even upcycling, but also to favor “textiles derived from natural” such as linen, hemp, and wool, or biosourced materials made from plants. Regardless of the outfit chosen, the Academy, in partnership with RCDG, also calls on guests to favor more sustainable production methods, particularly in terms of dyeing, and ethical brands.

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But it is also a question of making sure of the final destination of the said outfit. The guide recommends giving a second life to these exceptional garments, whether by reserving it for another event or having it transformed, but also by selling it or donating it to an association, for example. It now remains to be seen whether the guests will (really) follow these good practices… Answer in four months.

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Oscars: the new dress code this year will focus on sustainable fashion