Sustainable Dresses at the Golden Globes

So it’s the morning after the Golden Globes, and the Best and Worst Dressed Lists are already available on the internet. We all seem to agree that Angelina and Charlize looked gorgeous, and that Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jessica Biel got some really bad fashion advice (Sarah Michelle bragged…bragged!…that her 2-year-old daughter picked out her dress) and yawn, as usual there’s controversy about Madonna (I thought she looked awesome.) But for me, the question is always, “Who wore vintage?” Sadly, none of the big stars did this year.

Sarah got a lot of attention because the zipper broke on her vintage gown while she was walking the red carpet. Luckily a team of handlers swooped in and fixed it quickly. Oh, the perils of wearing vintage!

However, two celebs were wearing vintage on the red carpet, one to great advantage and one using very poor judgment. Sarah Hyland (from “Modern Family”) wore a beautiful vintage Dolce and Gabbana lace gown which suited her quite well, and Connie Britton (from “Friday Night Lights” and “Spin City”) wore a way-too-casual vintage Italian dress that was dull and washed her out. (And what was up with her messy hair?) Still, I’m glad she made a “green” choice.

Its a shame Connie Britton chose this inappropriate dress when there are so many sexy vintage gowns to choose from!

The person who I was most interested in was Livia Firth, wife of Colin Firth. Livia writes for Vogue UK and has a blog called “The Green Carpet Challenge” where she promotes green clothing options and discusses her outfit selections on the red carpet.

Elegant dress, simple hair and makeup and the best accessory of all, Academy Award winner Colin Firth.

Livia is a customer of mine. I love her down-to-earth demeanor and her passion for vintage clothing, and I appreciate how she’s making “green” clothing choices whenever possible (often wearing vintage and even donning items more than once to awards shows.) For the Golden Globes, she asked Giorgio Armani to design a dress for her that was sustainable, and he created a gorgeous gown that was made from the fibers of recycled plastic bottles. The dress was stunning. I hope celebrities take note that the clothing choices we make have the power to make a positive impact on our planet.

Photo of Livia and me, from her blog. She's modeling the 1960s Givenchy jacket she bought from us.

Livia blogged about Chelsea Girl when she shopped with us last year. She bought a fabulous 1960s Givenchy wool crepe jacket and discussed her blog with me. It was a pleasure to spend time with her and I hope to work with her in the future since we both seem to have a passion for promoting green clothing. Can’t wait to see what she wears to the Oscars!

For coverage of the best and worst dressed, visit E! Online.

About Elisa Casas

ELISA CASAS (that’s me) was born and raised in New York City. I have a BFA in Photography from NYU and worked as a photojournalist and talent scout for major record labels before opening Chelsea Girl in 1993. I also owned Laurel Canyon Vintage, Clutch! and a popular cafe, City Girl Cafe, and I starred in the groundbreaking Sundance series, “Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys” with my best friend, David Munk. I like pomegranates, clouds, “Exile on Main Street,” birthdays, ancient ruins, the beach, abstract art, cypress trees, “Annie Hall,” old diamonds, Almodovar, clam shacks, surprises, Anne Boleyn, popcorn, “Rebecca,” margaritas, pugs, apple pie and castles in Spain. I live in TriBeCa with my fashionable daughter, Ruby. Follow Chelsea Girl on Facebook- and Instagram-ChelseaGirlVintage
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